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MAR 20, 7:30a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 7:19p ET
News: Familia's struggles this spring continued Saturday, but it is believed to be just a mechanical issue, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Familia allowed a ninth-inning run, raising his spring ERA to 6.75. His issues are due to a lack of sink on his two-seam fastball, and not anything regarding velocity. In order to remediate the problem, the Mets have now abandoned trying to get Familia to throw four-seam fastballs up in the zone to allow him to concentrate on regaining the form on his sinker.
Rotowire: Feb 25 / 9:35p ET
News: Familia (hernia) will get extra work this spring throwing to the bases, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Familia had major issues throwing to bases last year, especially when fielding bunts and trying to pick up the force at the lead base. After he pitches in Grapefruit League games, Familia will proceed to a back field while still warm to work on his throwing. If he can fix this problem, Famila's numbers could improve on last year's fine showing. In addition, he will work on throwing four-seam fastballs up in the zone to complement his sliders and sinkers and change the batter's eye level.