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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