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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mets News and Notes: Familia, Cespedes, Matz, Lugo

Mets News and Notes: Familia, Cespedes, Matz, Lugo

Mets RHP Jeurys Familia had surgery on Friday for a clot in his right armpit, which was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis, GM Sandy Alderson said.

Familia will be out for several months and could miss the remainder of the season, according to Alderson, who said Familia's surgery was not the same type Dillon Gee underwent in 2012.

While with the Mets in July of 2012, Gee was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right shoulder, underwent surgery and missed the remainder of the season.

Familia reported tingling in his right ring finger on Wednesday but was allowed to pitch because the symptoms were minor.

Familia, 27, allowed four runs (three earned) Wednesday against the Giants while blowing his first save of 2017. He has a 3.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with eight walks and 10 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings (11 games) this season.

He served a 15 game suspension earlier this season that ran from Opening Day to April 19, stemming from the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in during the offseason.

Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes, who has been out since April 28 due to a strained hamstring, has resumed baseball activity and could return soon, GM Sandy Alderson said Friday.

Cespedes, who is rehabbing in Port St. Lucie, FL, was in New York on Monday to be evaluated to see if there's an underlying issue behind his recurring leg injuries.



"He came out of the test fine," Mets manager Terry Collins said earlier this week, according to Anthony Rieber of Newsday. "He feels he's getting better. He told me today that the leg's really feeling a lot better. I think everything's on the upswing. He had a big smile on his face. He's glad to be back. I just said, 'Look, when you get started, take it easy in the beginning. See how you feel.'"

Cespedes is hitting .270 with a .373 OBP and .619 SLG with six HR, four doubles, and 10 RBI in 18 games this season.

Steven Matz (elbow) and Seth Lugo (partially torn UCL) will pitch during an extended Spring Training game on Saturday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Friday.

They could return in late-May or early-June.

Matz and Lugo threw on May 2, according to Matt Ehalt of The Record. Two Tuesday's ago marked the first time they had pitched off a mound since they both went down wiith injuries just before opening day.

Matz had a 4.26 ERA in four starts this spring for the Mets, while Lugo --who pitched for team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic in March -- had a 5.56 ERA in four games this spring, including three starts.

Lugo, who is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery by rehabbing his injury, received a platelet-rich plasma injection last month.

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