NEW YORK — Closer Jeurys Familia of the New York Mets rejoined the team Thursday after serving a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, saying he was ready to pitch in any role.
Manager Terry Collins said he originally planned to ease Familia back into action but, with a worn-down bullpen, that may not be the case.
Familia, 27, led the majors with a team-record 51 saves last year. The suspension cost him $730,328 of his $7,425,000 salary.
“I can’t wait to get back on that mound,” Familia said through a translator.
Familia hugged several Phillies in the outfield during batting practice and spent the rest of the time shagging flyballs with his teammates.
• New York shifted third baseman David Wright to the 60-day disabled list, further delaying his return following neck surgery.
NATIONALS: Second baseman Daniel Murphy was scratched from the lineup with tightness in his right leg.
Manager Dusty Baker said he could tell Murphy wasn’t following through with his swing during Wednesday’s 14-4 victory against Atlanta. Murphy walked twice but was hitless in four at-bats.
Baker added that shortstop Trea Turner, on the 10-day disabled list since April 10 with a strained right hamstring, will be activated before Friday’s game at the New York Mets but likely won’t start.
CARDINALS: Infielder Jhonny Peralta was put on the 10-day disabled list because of an upper respiratory issue.
Peralta sat out the four previous games and the move was retroactive to Sunday. He is hitting .120 (3 for 25) with no RBI.
St. Louis recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons, whose 2016 season ended July 31 because of a right knee stress reaction. He made three appearances in rehabilitation games with Triple-A Memphis, allowing two runs in 14 innings.
BRAVES: Left fielder Matt Kemp was activated from the 10-day disabled list after missing eight games with a right hamstring strain.
Kemp is hitting .296 with 14 homers and 43 RBI in 60 games with Atlanta.
The Braves optioned reliever Luke Jackson and infielder Johan Camargo to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room for Kemp and Aaron Blair on the 25-man roster.
RANGERS: Rookie right-hander Mike Hauschild was designated for assignment by Texas, which got him in the winter meeting draft.
Texas made the move a day after Hauschild gave up three home runs in 31/3 innings of relief at Oakland. He has allowed five homers and 10 earned runs over eight innings in his four appearances.
Texas selected the contract of right-hander Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock.