NEW YORK — Mets closer Jeurys Familia has an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder that might require surgery.
The Mets say in a statement Thursday that the 27-year-old right-hander will be examined by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Friday. Thompson treated starter Matt Harvey last year when he had thoracic outlet syndrome.
The diagnosis was revealed a day after Familia gave up four runs while getting just one out in the ninth inning of a loss to San Francisco. He was pitching for a third straight day.
In 2012, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee had surgery to remove a blood clot from his arm and missed the rest of the season.
Familia had 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.