Jeurys Familia has already been on the disabled list due to bicep tendinitis since May 9th, but now it appears he is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right elbow tomorrow in New York. The procedure, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, will remove some “loose bodies” and repair a bone spur, according to a release by the team (via Danny Abriano at Rising Apple).
The team has yet to announce a time frame in which they anticipate getting Familia back on the mound, but by most accounts he’ll likely miss 6-8 weeks which will keep him out of action until at least the July trade deadline.
Familia has made 8 appearances for the New York Mets on the year, pitching 10.1 IP in total with some unimpressive peripheral numbers (notably the same number of walks as strikeouts). He’s added just 7.0 IP in the minor leagues on the year. A long time starter throughout his minor league career, this is the first season that the organization has used Familia strictly in a bullpen role – which may be where his future lies with the organization.