Former Phillies Pitcher Jeurys Familia Lands with Arizona
Former Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jeurys Familia is heading to Arizona on a minor league deal.
He will receive an invite to the team’s major league spring training camp, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Per reports, Familia's deal with Arizona is worth $1.5 million with a chance to make $500,000 more in performance bonuses if he gets the call to the majors this season.
The Phillies signed Familia, who was previously a key part of the New York Mets bullpen, before the start of last season to try and regain the success he had in New Yrok's bullpen. He came to Philly with a solid 3.28 ERA and 125 saves, but could not find that level of success with the Phillies, who finally released him on Aug 2 with a a 6.09 ERA in 34 innings of work with Philadelphia.
Overall last season, Familia had a 6.09 ERA in 44.1 innings between Philadelphia and the Boston Red Sox.