Jerry Blevins RP NYM 2 months ago

Blevins, on the 60-day disabled list and out since April 19 with a broken left forearm, still has not been cleared to throw, GM Sandy Alderson said in a press conference Friday.

Blevins had his splint removed in mid-June, but after being examined by the Mets' doctors and getting a second opinion this week in Boston it was determined the bone has yet to fully heal. He will continue to rest and be reevaluated at the end of July to see if he is cleared to throw. As of now, it looks like Blevins may not be back until mid-to-late August.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago

Blevins (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.

This was merely a procedural move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as Blevins has already missed close to two months due to a fractured left forearm. A recent X-ray revealed that the bone still has not completely healed and thus Blevins remains shut down from throwing.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago

Blevins (forearm) has yet to resume throwing after X-rays revealed that his bone is not completely healed, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Blevins suffered a fractured forearm in April after being struck by a Dee Gordon line drive. He was initially projected to be in a splint for six weeks, but that timeline has been pushed back as the bone continues to heal. Once the fracture has healed, he should be cleared to return to baseball activities.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago

Blevins (forearm) could resume throwing in mid-June, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.

The lefty is now close to six weeks removed from suffering a fractured forearm, and if his follow-up X-ray shows sufficient healing, he could be cleared to start a throwing program next month. There is no set timetable for his return, but Blevins appears to have a chance to return before the All-Star break.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 4 months ago

Blevins (forearm) will be in a splint for six weeks, at which time he'll be re-examined to determine whether or not he can resume baseball actvities, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Blevins will be placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, allowing the team to call up Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas. While no firm timetable has been established for a return, he'll require some time to recover after getting out of the splint, likely making mid-to-late June an optimistic return date.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 4 months ago

Blevins fractured his left forearm he was hit by Dee Gordon's liner in the top of the seventh inning Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Blevins' absence will be a huge loss for the Mets, as he had been dominant against lefties to start the season. Sean Gilmartin and Alex Torres will be relied upon more and a call up from the minors, possibly Scott Rice, will likely come Monday or Tuesday.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago

Blevins is not available for Tuesday's game against the Phillies, The Record's Matt Ehalt reports.

The Mets don't want to use Blevins for a fourth time in five days, so Alex Torres will be the only lefty available out of the bullpen. Blevins has been excellent thus far, retiring each of the eight batters he's faced on his way to three holds in four appearances.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago

Blevins did the job again Monday, retiring all three lefty hitters he faced in the eighth inning to notch the hold in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Phillies.

Blevins set down Odubel Herrera, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. He has retired all eight hitters he has faced, striking out four while not allowing a baserunner. Blevins will continue to be the main lefty in the bullpen for the Mets.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago

Blevins retired all three lefty hitters he faced Sunday to pick up his second hold of the season in the Mets' 4-3 win over the Braves.

Blevins entered the game with one on and one out in the eighth and struck out Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman. He then remained in the game to handle the opening batter of the ninth, the lefty-hitting A.J. Pierzynski, before giving the ball to Jeurys Familia for the save. Blevins should continue to serve as an eighth-inning bridge to whoever closes.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago

Blevins was traded to the Mets on Monday in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker, MLB.com reports.

The Mets have added another lefty to the bullpen after dealing for Alex Torres earlier Monday. Blevins, who will open the season on the roster, went 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA (64 appearances) in his lone season with the Nationals.