NEW YORK (AP) Pitcher Jerry Blevins is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees him $4 million and allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses.
The 32-year-old left-hander was acquired from Washington on March 30 and appeared in seven games, retiring all 15 batters he faced - all but one a left-handed hitter. He broke his left forearm when struck by a line drive off the bat of Miami's Dee Gordon on April 19, then broke it again on Aug. 3 when he slipped off a curb in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Blevins is 16-9 with two saves and a 3.53 ERA in nine big league seasons with Oakland, Washington and the Mets.
He would earn $150,000 each for 40 and 45 relief appearances, $200,000 for 50 and $250,000 apiece for 55 and 60.