Jeurys Familia likely out for the year

Jeurys Familia blue polaroidToday in Washington, Terry Collins told reporters Jeurys Familia will likely miss the remainder of this season.

Familia underwent surgery to remove loose bodies and bone spurs in his elbow yesterday in New York – he has been on the disabled list since May 12.

On Tuesday, Will Carroll mentioned that it could take six to eight weeks to return from a surgery of this type, before rehabbing.

Familia, 23, had one save and a 3.48 ERA — four earned runs over 10 1/3 innings — in eight games with the Mets this year. His last appearance came on May 8.

Michael Baron, Contributor

If that’s the case – and it’s a shame if it is – the Mets can gain a little extra roster flexibility by moving Familia to the 60-day disabled list, and get the spot on the 40-man roster back. That will be helpful if/when the Mets decide to activate one or both of Frank Francisco and Tim Byrdak, but also potentially Jenrry Mejia, Pedro Feliciano, and maybe Matt den Dekker down the road. Still, the 40-man roster would stand at 39, meaning there will still have to be some cuts in order to add more than one of these guys to the roster.