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Mets bring back lefty reliever Jerry Blevins

The Mets as expected brought back reliever Jerry Blevins, signing him to a one-year, $4 million deal. Blevins was extremely effective for the Mets last year, as he retired all 15 batters he faced, 14 of them lefty swingers. Of course, no one is going to go an entire year with a .000 BABIP nor are they going to have the platoon advantage 93% of the time. Year-in, year-out Randy...
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blevins stays with Mets, agrees to $4M, 1-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) Pitcher Jerry Blevins is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees him $4 million and allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. The 32-year-old left-hander was acquired from Washington on May 30 and appeared in seven games, retiring all 15 batters he faced - all but one a left-handed hitter. He broke...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Jerry Blevins To One Year, $4 Million Deal

According to Matt Yallof of MLB Network on Twitter, the Mets and relief pitcher Jerry Blevins have agreed to a one-year deal worth $4 million, with $1 million in performance bonuses. Blevins, 32, was acquired by the Mets prior to Opening Day from the Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker, and appeared in seven games for the Mets, pitching to a 1-0 record with a pristine...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Shopping For Two Relievers, Blevins Could Be One

After struggling to find an effective left-handed specialist in 2015, acquiring one this offseason was reportedly one of the Mets’ top priorities. One option is reuniting with free agent Jerry Blevins, who appeared in just seven games this year. He broke his arm twice during the season, but he made a strong impression in his short time in New York. According to Mike Puma of the...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blevins done for year after re-breaking arm

By Darryn Albert The bullpen of the New York Mets just suffered a serious blow and it’s all thanks to a sidewalk. No, seriously. Lefty reliever Jerry Blevins, who had been progressing from a fractured distal radius bone in his pitching arm suffered in April, slipped stepping off a curb and re-broke the bone, the Mets announced on Thursday. He is expected to undergo season-ending...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Blevins Out 6-8 Weeks With Fractured Left Forearm

The news for reliever Jerry Blevins was much worse than his other injured teammates today. The team announced that the recently acquired reliever will be in a splint for a minimum of six weeks as the result of a distal radius fracture in the left forearm. Blevins suffered the injury on Sunday when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Dee Gordon. Assuming the injury healed...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets lose Jerry Blevins, Travis d’Arnaud to fractures

This isn’t good news for the New York Mets – catcher Travis d’Arnaud and reliever Jerry Blevins both fractured bones in Sunday’s 7-6 win over the Marlins. d’Arnaud fractured his hand after he was plunked by A.J. Ramos, while Blevins fractured his forearm following a line drive back to the mound off the bat of Dee Gordon. Fractured left forearm for Jerry Blevins. Terrible...
Via The Outside Corner
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals were not happy Jerry Blevins beat them in arbitration, traded him

The Washington Nationals traded relief pitcher Jerry Blevins to the New York Mets on Monday amid a poor spring training for the southpaw, and a few other interesting factors may have contributed to their decision to deal the player. Blevins allowed nine runs — eight earned — including four home runs in eight innings this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Blevins is Doing Alright After Trade

Wednesday, the Oakland A's continues their busy off season by sending reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for a minor league outfielder. Suffice it to say, the lefty took the news in stride. “I’m kind of sad to say goodbye to Oakland,” Blevins, who appeared in 281 games across seven seasons with the A's, told the San Francisco Chronicle.  “But I...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Jerry Blevins from A's for Billy Burns

Billy Beane is at it again: the Oakland A's have traded left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor leaguer Billy Burns, as first reported by Chris Cotillo.Some rumors swirled last night regarding the A's and Nationals, as Washington has been in the market for a left-handed specialist for a while now. The 30-year old Blevins has been a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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