Jerry Blevins RP NYM 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 2 months ago

Blevins has struggled this spring, posting an 8.59 ERA and giving up four home runs through 7.1 innings.

Most of that damage has come against right-handed hitters, however, and Blevins does have a reassuring 10:2 K:BB ratio. Provided that Nats manager Matt Williams uses him primarily as a LOOGY, Blevins' regular season numbers should look much, much better.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago

Blevins has won his arbitration hearing and will be awarded a one-year, $2.4 million contract, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.Blevins will make $200,000 more than the $2.2 million offered by the Nationals heading into arbitration. The 30-year-old reliever will now turn his focuses back to spring training, as he prepares for 2015 as a possible LOOGY for the Nats.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 6 months ago

Blevins was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

He struggled at times last season, but Blevins was still effective against left-handers and could fill the Nats' LOOGY role in 2015.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 1 year ago

Jerry Blevins struck out three of the four Mets he faced to close out Thursday's win.

It'll be interesting to see how Matt Williams uses his two left-handed relievers, considering that neither Blevins nor Ross Detwiler is any sort of traditional specialist. The team probably should have kept Xavier Cedeno for that role just to remove any temptation Williams might have to use Blevins or Detwiler for one batter a night.