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Report: D-backs sign Jeurys Familia to minor league deal

Sep 13, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (31) delivers a pitch during the tenth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed right-hander Jeurys Familia to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league Spring Training, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Familia, 33, played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox in 2022 and was released by the Phillies and designated for assignment by Boston. He finished 2-3 overall with a 6.09 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the clubs.

Familia had his best years with the New York Mets, leading the major leagues with 51 saves in 2016, also his first and only All-Star nod. He also had 43 saves for the Mets in 2015.

Familia is 34-28 lifetime with a 3.51 ERA and 125 career saves in 547 games (one start) with four teams.

–Field Level Media