New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that left-hander Steven Matz likely will not be ready for Opening Day because of tenderness in his left elbow.

“Unlikely Steve will start the season with us, yes,” Collins said to reporters on Wednesday.

“He’s being examined today,” Collins added. “We should know more, but we don’t plan on having him pitch the next few days.”

Matz likely will have an MRI, Collins said. The lefty threw on the side on Monday and Tuesday and was still feeling pain.

The Mets had been optimistic that Familia’s case would receive more leniency than past suspensions given for domestic violence.

Jose Reyes received a 52-game suspension to begin 2016 after an incident in Hawaii, in which charges were dropped after his wife declined to cooperate with prosecutors. Aroldis Chapman, who re-signed with the Yankees this winter after winning a championship with the Cubs, received a 30-game suspension last March despite never facing criminal charges.

A first-time All-Star in 2016, Familia led the majors with 51 saves last season. That set a franchise record and became the single-season record for a Dominican-born reliever. Familia, who pitched for the Dominican Republic during the recent World Baseball Make Cheap Jerseys Online Classic, had a 2.55 ERA with NBA Cheap Jerseys China 84 strikeouts in 77? innings for the Mets in 2016.

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