Familia, Mejia to pitch in Dominican League this winter

Jeurys Familia will pitch in the Dominican Winter League during the off-season, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

DiComo says Familia will likely pitch in relief this winter.

Yesterday, Terry Collins named Familia as tomorrow night’s starter against the Marlins in Miami after pitching to an 8.64 ERA in 8 1/3 innings over seven relief appearances in September.

Familia went 9-9 with a 4.73 ERA in 28 starts for Triple-A Buffalo this season. He allowed 72 earned runs, 145 hits, 73 walks and eight home runs in 137 innings.

In addition, Terry Collins said Jenrry Mejia will pitch in the Dominican Winter League as a starting pitcher, but won’t exceed 20-25 innings.