Jerry Blevins RP WAS 4 Hrs

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 WAS 2 Months

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 WAS 4 Months

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 WAS Jan 05 '80

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.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Oct 28 '79

Nationals avoided arbitration with LHP Jerry Blevins by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials of the deal are not yet known. Acquired from the A's this winter via trade, Blevins has a nice 2.81 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in his last 153 2/3 innings.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Sep 21 '79

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Nationals have acquired Jerry Blevins from the A's.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Sep 21 '79

Mark Zuckerman of NatsInsider.com reports that Jerry Blevins is on the Nationals' radar as a left-handed relief option.

Zuckerman also mentions Justin Wilson, which had previously been reported. The Nationals are also in on J.P. Howell, Boone Logan, Scott Downs and Oliver Perez as they attempt to bolster their left-handed relief. Blevins is due a raise in arbitration after making $1.1 million in 2013.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Mar 06 '79

Jerry Blevins has posted a spectacular 1.99 ERA and 0.66 WHIP in 22 appearances.

In addition, he's 3-0 and has posted an amazing 20/1 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 frames. Owners in holds leagues should note that this veteran left-hander hasn't yet recorded one, but Blevins has proved over the last few years to be a decent middle reliever in AL-only leagues.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Oct 29 '78

Athletics avoided arbitration with LHP Jerry Blevins by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial terms aren't available. Blevins, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, has posted a 2.97 ERA over the last three seasons for the A's. He'll be used as a lefty specialist again in 2013.

Jerry Blevins RP WAS Jun 23 '78

Jerry Blevins was mighty impressive, pitching out of a major jam to preserve a one-run victory over the Angels on Tuesday.

The A's entered the ninth with a 6-3 lead, but Grant Balfour allowed a pair of runs to score and left runners at first and third with nobody out. Blevins inherited the dicey situation, and immediately got Kendrys Morales to strike out on four pitches. He then got Howie Kendrick to hit into a game-ending double play ground out. While he's unlikely to take over the reigns of the closer's job anytime soon, he gets to be the hero for at least one evening.