The Arizona Diamondbacks added to their bullpen by adding relief pitcher Jeurys Familia. The Diamondbacks and Familia agreed to a minor league contract. Familia has been invited to the Diamondbacks’ spring training roster to try to make the Opening Day roster.
Last season, Familia struggled with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox. In 48 games, he posted a 6.09 ERA. Familia played with the New York Mets from 2012 to 2018. In 2015, the pitcher posted a 1.85 ERA and 43 saves in 76 games. Familia followed that season up with 51 save seasons in 2016, which led him to the All-Star team.
Halfway through the 2018 season, Familia was traded to the Oakland Athletics but found his way back to the Mets in 2019 and went on to play there for three years. If Familia can find some of his old magic, he will help the Diamondbacks bullpen.
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