One More Meltdown Was One Too Many For Red Sox

He didn't even have time to hit the showers. The Boston Red Sox told beleaguered reliever Jeurys Familia he'd been DFA'd immediately after his latest meltdown, in which he surrendered a game-losing three-run double in the 10th inning to the New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres. 

Familia's numbers with Boston since they picked him up a month ago?

A 6.10 ERA, a 1.65 WHIP, and a blown save. 7 earned runs in 11.1 innings. 7 walks against 8 strikeouts.

Red Sox fans have been waiting for this day almost since the day the team picked him up.

And sure enough, Familia no longer has employment. In fact, he said right after being DFA'd that he wants to get himself ready to pitch again next season.

“I’m going to have to take some time off and rest a little bit and then get back to work so I can be ready for next year," he said.

Safe to say, that will not be with the Boston Red Sox. 

Or the Philadelphia Phillies, with whom Familia posted an almost identical 6.09 ERA in 38 appearances before they DFA'd him over a month ago. 

A sad state of affairs for a pitcher who was a former closer in the big leagues, with 125 saves to his credit. That's ancient history now. 

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