Mets' Jeurys Familia has surgery to remove clot; out indefinitely
New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia will be out for months following surgery after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, the team announced.
Familia had surgery in St. Louis to remove a clot from his armpit area, the same day the Mets placed him on the 10-day disabled list. That move is retroactive to May 11.
Familia is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and three saves in 2017, a season after leading the National League with a career-high 51 saves last season.
"I don't have the results of the surgery, but we believe this is something that's going to keep him out several months," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. "It is possible he'll be back by the end of the year, it's possible he won't. We just don't know at this point."
The team has been dealing with injuries to their pitchers as ace Noah Syndergaard is already on the 60-day disabled list because of a torn muscle behind his right arm.
The Mets are 16–17 entering Friday, 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East.
They open a three-game series on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in which Matt Harvey is scheduled to make his first start since a three-game suspension.
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