New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway, left, takes the ball from relief pitcher Jeurys Familia during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets put reliever Jeurys Familia on IL with sore shoulder

May 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling reliever Jeurys Familia has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of a sore right shoulder.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway says Familia informed the team his shoulder was bothering him Wednesday morning, one day after he coughed up a two-run lead in the ninth inning against Cincinnati. He had an MRI that came back "fairly clean," according to Callaway, and was given a cortisone injection.

To replace Familia in their leaky bullpen, the Mets called up left-hander Ryan O'Rourke from Triple-A Syracuse.

Familia has been one of the biggest flops on a disappointing New York pitching staff early this season. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 6.28 ERA in 14 appearances after signing a $30 million, three-year contract to rejoin the Mets as a free agent last December. Working in a setup role, the former All-Star closer has walked 13 batters in 14 1/3 innings.

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