The New York Mets and lefthanded relief pitcher Jerry Blevins have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal, the team announced on Tuesday.
Blevins, 32, retired each of the 15 batters he faced for the Mets back in April before breaking his left forearm on a comebacker and missing the remaining season. Months later, he fractured it again when he fell off a curb.
The Mets acquired Blevins in a trade with the Washington Nationals last spring after he earned a 4.87 ERA in 2014. In his nine-year career, he owns a 3.53 ERA, and lefthanded hitters are just .206 against him.
He posted to Twitter on Tuesday to express his excitement, and proclaim that he would cede No. 13 to infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
- Kenny Ducey