Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one batter during his first Arizona Fall League appearance Monday night.
Familia, 24, underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow in early June.
He appeared in just one big-league game after being activated from the disabled list in mid-September.
Familia said he intends to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It’s easy to forget about Familia, but he consistently appeared on the Mets top prospect list each of the last few seasons. He throws hard, pushing 100 mph. He has a nice slider, but seems to lack a third pitch, which is why so many people think he will eventually stick in the bullpen. His mechanics are also all over the road, making him a tad inconsistent. I have talked to scouts who think he has the perfect mix and makeup to be a closer; although to date he’s only been used in middle relief.
He has a future with the organization, it just remains to be seen where and when that will be. In either case, he has to show he’s healthy, which is what these starts and this winter is all about…