Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins falls off curb, breaks bone in pitching arm

Thursday August 6th, 2015

New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins is likely out for the season after breaking a bone in his pitching arm, reports the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

According to the Mets, Blevins slipped while stepping off a curb and re-broke the distal radius bone in his left arm. Blevins first fractured the bone in April while fielding a comebacker, and hasn't pitched since.

Before his injury, Blevins had pitched five shutout innnings.

Blevins was making progress from the original fracture and was expected to be one of the team's primary lefthanded relievers for the last few weeks of the season. The Mets have some insurance for the injury after they acquired lefty Eric O'Flaherty from Oakland on Tuesday.

Entering Thursday, New York is ahead of the Washington Nationals by two games for first place in the NL East.

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