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Friday, August 30, 2013
Mets still eye Familia affair in 2013

By Adam Rubin

WASHINGTON -- Jeurys Familia, who underwent surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow, is close to game action.

Familia threw a 30-pitch bullpen in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Mets officials are eyeing Monday for game-type action. The Gulf Coast League has ended, and Class A St. Lucie's season is over Sunday, but the Mets plan to cobble together a game at their complex with available players.

The Mets believe he will see major league action in September.

One complication right now: Rehab coordinator Jon Debus has a serious artery blockage and is requiring medical attention, a team official said.