Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/15/13
It’s been a long road back to the major leagues for Jeurys Familia this season. He last appeared with the Mets in the bigs on May 8th, then underwent surgery on June 5th to clean out a bone spur and loose bodies in his pitching elbow. While he was working to get himself back into shape, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported there was no expectation for Familia to make it back to the bullpen  this season. However, he continued to feel good through his rehab assignment, most recently helping the Savannah Sand Gnats capture their first SAL Title since 1996. Yesterday, Familia’s rehab finally came to an end; the Mets activated him off the disabled list in time for their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. Terry Collins planned on not using the right-hander out of the ‘pen last night, but it’s definitely great to see Familia get some time in the majors over these last two weeks before winter comes. Rubin also reported Familia plans to play winter ball this off-season in the Dominican Republic
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