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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Boston Red Sox sign Jeurys Familia to minor league deal; ex-Mets closer had 6.09 ERA with Phillies this year

The Red Sox have signed veteran reliever Jeurys Familia to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Worcester, as first reported by Joe McDonald of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Familia was designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Phillies last week after posting a 6.09 ERA in 38 games out of Philadelphia’s bullpen this season. The ex-Mets closer signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Phillies in March but struggled for most of the season, including posting a 7.71 ERA since May 13. The 32-year-old posted a career-high WHIP of 1.853 and allowed plenty of hits (48 in 34 innings), including six homers. Statcast suggests that his poor numbers are not a fluke, either, as he ranks in the bottom percentile in hard-hit rate among major league pitchers this season and in the 11th percentile in barrel rate.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 06:28 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. L. M. Gumby Posted: August 09, 2022 at 07:24 PM (#6090937)
Finally!! The missing piece!!
   2. Banta Posted: August 09, 2022 at 07:53 PM (#6090945)
Good luck. Familia had some stretches where he looked fantastic, but that was a really long time ago now. I’d imagine this is the end of the line for him, but you never know with relievers.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: August 09, 2022 at 08:15 PM (#6090948)
I am quite Familia with this particular pitcher - and my takeaway is that the Red Sox are angling for a better draft pick with this move.
   4. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 09, 2022 at 08:18 PM (#6090950)
Well they had to sign someone now that Chris Sale fractured his hand falling off a bike.

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