Alderson says Mets 'extremely disappointed' over Familia
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the team was ''extremely disappointed and frankly shocked'' that a domestic-violence complaint was filed against closer Jeurys Familia in a New Jersey court.
The complaint, dated Oct. 31, alleges the All-Star pitcher caused ''bodily injury to another.''
Speaking on Monday at the general managers meeting, Alderson says: ''He hasn't had a hearing yet and so the facts are to be determined'' and called it ''not just an unfortunate situation but a sad one for him and his family.''
Alderson adds ''secondarily, we'll have to think about what impact it will have.''
The 27-year-old Familia led the majors with a franchise-record 51 saves this year and has 94 over the past two seasons for the Mets.