The Mets announced this afternoon that reliever Jeurys Familia underwent surgery yesterday in Philadelphia to repair bilateral sport hernias.
This is the second hernia surgery in the back-end of the Mets’ bullpen since the end of the season, as closer Jenrry Mejia had his earlier this month. Mejia revealed in August that he was pitching through a hernia, but Familia’s injury wasn’t known until now. Still, both pitchers should be ready for spring training.
Familia emerged as a trusted late-inning bridge for Terry Collins this season, posting a 2.21 ERA and 73/32 K/BB ratio over 77 1/3 innings to go along with a 57.4 percent ground ball rate. The 25-year-old right-hander made 76 appearances, tied for fourth-most in the majors.