In six appearances for Los Gigantes del Cibao, Jeurys Familia has allowed two earned runs and three walks with 12 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Familia is unscored upon in five of his six outings.
Michael Baron, ContributorFamilia struggled in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s great to see him stabilize himself in the Dominican League. He missed most of last season due to a non-structural elbow injury, and so it’s been important for him to pitch consistently this winter and make up for as many innings as he can now. Unfortunately, the regular season is ending in the Winter Leagues, so it’s going to be difficult for Familia to get much more work. He could play a prominent, late-inning role in the bullpen in 2014 as his power arm could be very valuable for them, provided he has the necessary command.