Jerry Blevins RP NYM 2 weeks ago1 Comment

Blevins, who is the Mets' main lefty specialist, has been solid once again against lefties, though not as good as he has been in the past.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lefties are 5-for-26 with eight strikeouts against Blevins while righties are 1-for-8 with three strikeouts but with two walks. While it's early, the .192 BAA for lefties is slightly higher than Blevins allowed in 2014, his last full season. Blevins will continue to see most of his action against lefties from innings six through eight.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 1 month ago

Blevins has appeared in five of the Mets first 10 games but faced just 12 batters.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blevins had faced eight lefties and four righties, allowing just two total hits and a run. Most of his action will come against lefties, who went 0-for-14 at the plate last year and just 17-for-110 in 2014.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 2 months ago

Blevins, who has struggled this spring, started the seventh inning and retired the only hitter he faced, Matt Adams.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blevins relieved Noah Syndergaard and was used like he likely will be during the year; facing a lefty. He struck out Adams, which was a positive sign for him and the Mets.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 2 months ago

Blevins allowed the first two batters he faced Sunday to reach then surrendered a three-run home run to Chris Young.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blevins is working his way back from missing most of the season with a fractured left forearm so it may take him a bit of time to fully settle in. He walked Xander Bogaerts (righty), then allowed a single by Travis Shaw (lefty) before giving up the long ball. Blevins will be counted on to retire lefties in the middle innings, so as now, despite the rough outing Sunday and so-so spring, his role is secure.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 3 months ago

Blevins, who missed most of last season with a fractured left forearm, has thrown from a mound seven times and believes he is fully healthy, the NY Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The initial injury occurred when he was hit line drive last April and it reoccurred when he slipped on a curb in August. Prior to getting injured, Blevins was dominant and he will be a key member in the Mets' bullpen this season.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 5 months ago

Blevins (forearm) signed a one-year contract with the Mets on Tuesday, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Blevins had an injury-plagued 2015 season that culminated in a season-ending broken forearm in August. He'll return to the Mets on a one-year deal worth $4 million and will likely serve as a solid left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

Jerry Blevins RP NYM 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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.