The New York Mets have a very fragile pitching corps this year.
Jeurys Familia to the DL with right shoulder soreness entering the Subway Series.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinMedia) June 8, 2018
Familia will be going on the DL with right shoulder soreness in advance of this weekend's Subway Series between the Mets and their cross-town rivals, the New York Yankees. Right now, it's unknown how long Familia's stay on the DL will last.
The move is not so surprising considering how Familia's last few outings have gone. Over the last seven innings that Familia has pitched, he has given up 13 hits, two walks, and four runs while only recording one hold and six strikeouts.
Jeurys Familia has been placed on the 10-Day DL, retroactive to June 7, with a sore right shoulder and we’ve recalled Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas. #Mets— New York Mets (@Mets) June 8, 2018
As late-inning reliever AJ Ramos is also currently sidelined, it is unclear who will be closing out games in Flushing. However, Swarzak and fellow reliever Robert Gsellman look like prime candidates to cover for Familia in the ninth inning.
To fill the void in the bullpen that the sudden loss of Familia's services created, the Mets are calling up reliever Jacob Rhame from Triple-A Las Vegas.
But Rhame is no Familia statistically, and the Mets know that. This is a bullpen headed for disarray.