Red Sox release Jeurys Familia immediately after meltdown against Yankees

Red Sox release Jeurys Familia immediately after meltdown against Yankees

That didn’t take long.

The Red Sox designated former Mets star reliever Jeurys Familia for assignment after a meltdown performance against the Yankees on Tuesday, just one month to the day after he was added to the team’s Major League roster.

The former Mets closer entered Tuesday’s game in the top of the 10th inning, with the Yankees and Red Sox tied, 4-4. He immediately walked Aaron Hicks, and after inducing a Marwin Gonzalez double play, Familia then intentionally walked Aaron Judge and walked Giancarlo Stanton right after.

Jeurys Familia walks off the mound Tuesday nightJeurys Familia walks off the mound Tuesday nightGetty ImagesEstevan Florial slides home on Gleyber Torres' three-double off Jeurys Familia.Estevan Florial slides home on Gleyber Torres’ three-double off Jeurys Familia.Charles Wenzelberg / New York Po

Then, Gleyber Torres ripped a double to right center, scoring Judge, Estevan Florial (who ran for Stanton) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who started the 10th on second per the MLB’s extra innings rules.

The Red Sox scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th, but Wandy Peralta was able to close out the game by striking out Rafael Devers. Familia took the loss and his ERA ballooned to 6.10 with Boston. The team designated him for assignment immediately after the 7-6 Yankees victory.

“I’m going to have to take some time off and rest a little bit and then get back to work so I can be ready for next year,” Familia told reporters through interpreter Carlos Villora Benítez after the game.

Familia, 32, spent 10 years with the Mets in two different stints, one from 2012 to 2018, and then again from 2019 to 2021 after he was traded halfway through the 2018 season to the Oakland A’s. In his Mets career, he amassed 124 saves and had a 3.24 ERA.

He started the 2022 season with the Phillies, but was also designated for assignment by Philadelphia after posting an almost identical ERA (6.09) in 38 appearances with the team. He only got 10 with Boston before suffering the same fate.