NEW YORK — Mets closer Jeurys Familia has rejoined the team after serving a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.
New York activated Familia before Thursday night’s game against Philadelphia. The Mets made a series of roster moves and cleared space for him.
The 27-year-old Familia led the majors with a team-record 51 saves last year. The suspension cost him $730,328 of his $7,425,000 salary.
Familia took part in spring training and recently pitched two scoreless innings in the minors while preparing for his return.
Familia was arrested last October on a simple assault charge after his wife was left with scratches on her chest and a bruise on her cheek. A judge dismissed charges in December after Familia’s wife told a prosecutor her husband did not hurt her.
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