New York Mets CP jeurys Familia could be Eased into Closer Role

By Matt Johnson on Sunday, April 16th 2017
New York Mets CP jeurys Familia could be Eased into Closer Role

In his return to the mound after serving a 15-game suspension for domestic violence, we may not see New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia may not get the first save opportunity available.

On Sunday morning, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters the team could look to ease Familia back into action by starting him out in non-save situations. with Addison Reed off to a great start to the season behind three saves, seven strikeouts, zero walks and just one run allowed across even innings, Reed could ease the transition and help New York not rush Familia back into the job too quickly.

New York's closer gig still belongs to Familia for the long-term, especially given his numbers last season when he struck out 84 batters across 77 2/3 innings pitched with 51 saves, but with a return on Thursday paired with the slight delay in gaining the closer's role back, fantasy owners might be better off leaving Familia on the bench for another week.

Reed will retain fantasy value for the next week, but in standard leagues with fewer than 12 teams, this is likely the last week you'll need to roster him.

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