NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The hits keep on coming for the Mets — and not the good kind.

The Mets announced Thursday that closer Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with an arterial clot in his right shoulder. The 27-year-old right-hander will be examined by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Friday. Thompson treated starter Matt Harvey last year when he had thoracic outlet syndrome.

In 2012, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee had surgery to remove a blood clot from his arm and missed the rest of the season.

The news comes a day after Familia blew a save in a 6-5 loss to the Giants. In that outing, he allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks while retiring just one batter.

In 11 appearances this season, Famila is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and three saves. He was suspended for the first 15 games of the season for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Last year, Familia led the majors with 51 saves.

Jeurys Familia

The Mets’ Jeurys Familia warms up before pitching the third inning of a spring training game against the Houston Astros on Feb. 27, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Familia joins a long list of injured Mets. Currently on the disabled list are starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Nimmo, infielders David Wright and Lucas Duda and catcher Travis d’Arnaud.

Addison Reed, who earned four saves during Familia’s suspension, is expected again to fill in as the Mets’ closer while Familia is out.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (2)
  1. This is ridiculous. It just never ends. If he is gone for the season, they cease to be an interesting team with a chance to go deep in the playoffs. Just like that.

  2. Reed will close the rest of the year. Familia will hopefully be back next year.

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