MLB: Red Sox is targeting former Mets closer, will he do that job in Boston?

The right Jeurys Family is on the radar of the Boston Red Sox. The 32-year-old right-hander enjoyed a solid season with the New York Mets in 2021, pitching to a 3.94 ERA in 59 1/3 innings, while matching a career-high 27.5% strikeout rate.

The lanky Dominican, Familia, also cut his walk rate to 15.5%, the worst of his career in 2019-20, although last year’s 10.3% was still well below the league average:

Right-handed sprinter Familia has plenty of closing experience, evidenced by 125 career saves, but he’s no stranger to throwing in preparation capacity, either.

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It would give the Red Sox another viable late-entry option should starting closer Matt Barnes’ alarming second-half decline extend into the 2022 season.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Red Sox is targeting former Mets closer, will he do that job in Boston?