Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Mets' Familia Might Need Surgery

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MLB Notes: Mets' Familia Might Need Surgery

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The New York Mets' season of high expectations took another serious hit Thursday when All-Star closer Jeurys Familia was diagnosed with a blood clot in his pitching shoulder that might require surgery.

The arterial clot will be examined Friday in St. Louis by Dr. Robert Thompson, who treated starter Matt Harvey last year for thoracic outlet syndrome, the Mets said in a statement.

New York entered the year with high hopes behind their dominant starting staff and a lineup led by slugger Yoenis Cespedes. But the Cuban outfielder tops a crowded disabled list that includes pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo; first baseman Lucas Duda; catcher Travis d'Arnaud; and captain David Wright.

Familia's surprise diagnosis came on an off day before New York opens a series in Milwaukee. General manager Sandy Alderson is expected to provide more details on the 27-year-old righthander before Friday's game. Treatment could include blood thinners and surgery.

Familia has made just 11 appearances this year after serving a 15-game suspension to start the season for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Rockies' Story to DL * The Colorado Rockies have placed shortstop Trevor Story on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

The team also announced that lefthander Tyler Anderson would not start Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to inflammation in his left knee. Instead, righthander Jeff Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his place. Anderson will throw Saturday.

Story aggravated his shoulder on a swing in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

The 24-year-old Story is batting .180 with six homers and 15 RBIs.

Liriano sidelined * The Blue Jays placed lefthander Francisco Liriano on the 10-day disabled list with a sore shoulder on Thursday and recalled righthander Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo. …

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