Mets acquire Nationals' pitcher Jerry Blevins for Matt den Dekker

Monday March 30th, 2015

In their second trade of the day, Monday, the New York Mets acquired pitcher Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker, the team announced.

Blevins, 31, spent the first seven seasons of his career in the Oakland Athletics' bullpen before going to Washington in 2014. 

Last season, Blevins appeared in 64 games for Washington, amassing a 2-3 record and a 4.87 ERA. 

Talented young pitching staff gives Mets hope for breakthrough 2015

Den Dekker, a fifth-round pick by the Mets in 2010, will bring outfield depth to the Nationals. In 237 career Major League plate appearances he's hit one home run and posted a .238 career batting average. 

Blevins joins a talented pitching roster consisting of young guns Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom

New York will take on Blevins' entire salary in 2015, Fox Sports reported. He is due $2.4 million this upcoming season. 

Earlier Monday New York traded for another left-handed reliever, the San Diego Padres' Alex Torres

- Will Green

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