By: Michael Ganci

Mets Bring Back Blevins with 1-Year Pact


The Mets have re-signed Jerry Blevins to a 1-year, $4 million contract with the chance to earn another $1 million in incentives, according to Matt Yalloff of MLB Network.

Here’s the official announcement from the Mets:

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 15, 2015 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has signed LHP Jerry Blevins to a one-year contract.

Blevins, 32, made seven appearances for the Mets in 2015 after he was acquired from Washington on March 30. He retired all 15 batters he faced, including holding lefties to a 0-14 mark. Blevins suffered a fractured left forearm when he was struck by a Dee Gordon line drive on April 19 vs. Miami. The 6-6, 190-pounder re-fractured his left forearm on August 3 when he fell off a curb in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Blevins was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA (31 earned runs/57.1 innings) in 64 games with the Nationals in 2014. Lefties hit .160 (17-106) against him in 2014 and has held lefthanders to a .206 (114-553) career mark. During parts of nine major league seasons with Oakland, Washington and New York, Blevins is 16-9 with two saves and a 3.53 ERA (129 earned runs/329.1 innings).

Blevins was solid in limited action for the Mets last season, not allowing a hit in seven games before getting hurt. In nine major league seasons, he’s 16-9 with a 3.53 ERA. Solid move, and I am happy to see him back. Add another righty, and let’s get an outfielder and be rolling into 2016. I have my 20-pack and I am pumped.

Let’s Go Mets!

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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