LAKELAND, Fla. — The time is ticking. Jeurys Familia was the first of the Dominican Republic players back in Mets stay following the country’s rejecting from the World Baseball Classic. The Mets closer pronounced he was concerned to get back to work, chuck a bullpen and return to focusing on the start of the deteriorate Monday morning.
The Mets are carefree Familia will get as much work in as he can before MLB announces its commentary and decision on a probable punishment for Familia under its corner domestic assault policy. Familia, 27, was arrested and charged with assault after an Oct occurrence in his New Jersey home involving his wife. While the authorised charges were dropped, MLB had conducted a months-long review and is approaching to still issue a suspension.
The decision is approaching before Opening Day, which is 13 days away.
“I am not going to plead that,” Familia pronounced by a group translator Monday morning when asked about watchful for a decision.
Familia pitched in 4 games for the Dominican Republic, permitting two hits and toll up 7 strikeouts over 3.1 innings pitched. He warranted two saves. While some in the Mets classification were not anxious to see Familia representation 3 times in 4 days, including the ninth inning of a seven-run game, Familia pronounced there was regard about ramping up too early for him.
“I consider we came prepared for the deteriorate in general, since like we mentioned to you guys before, we did a lot of work in the Dominican, so we felt good,” pronounced Familia, who pitched in the Dominican winter joining to prepared for the WBC.
For Familia, it was an knowledge he would not give up.
“It was good, it was fun to play with the stars from the Dominican,” Familia pronounced “I got the event to meet some guys that we didn’t know. It was a good time.”
But as shortly as the Dominican group was separated by the U.S. Saturday night, Familia was prepared to get back to work.
“I am very vehement for this team. Very vehement for the deteriorate to start,” Familia said. “As prolonged as we’re all on the same page and streamer in the same instruction we’re going to have a good season.”
But first the Mets and Familia have to find out if he will be starting the deteriorate with the group or with a suspension.
Fernando Salas done his Grapefruit League entrance Monday, pitching a scoreless 2/3 of an inning in the Mets’ 5-1 detriment to the Tigers. The righthander had not been means to representation in games progressing this open since of an issue getting his work visa and then he left to representation for Mexico in the WBC.
“You can tell he hasn’t been out there in a while,” Collins pronounced of Salas on Monday.
In the case of losing Familia to a suspension, the Mets are formulation to use Salas as a set-up man, so he needs to get prepared quickly.
With all the relievers back from the WBC, Collins pronounced it’s time to start seeing the pieces tumble into place in the last 9 open training games.
“It’s good get Fernando back, get him out there. He’s going to get a garland of work here in the next 10 days,” Collins said. “Hopefully we’ll get Jeurys back Robles back, get those guys tuned up. We’ll let them battle it out.”
DOTS ALL FOLKS
Brandon Nimmo was getting diagnosis Monday and going to test his right hamstring, which he pulled personification for Italy in the WBC. “I am anticipating we can at slightest hit in games by the finish of the week,” pronounced Nimmo, who is opposed for a dais mark on the major joining roster. … Zack Wheeler will representation “in relief” of Steven Matz’s start on Wednesday instead of being pushed back. Wheeler, who has missed two seasons after 2015 Tommy John surgery, is approaching to start the deteriorate in extended open training. The Mets have floated the thought of using Wheeler out of the bullpen this season.