Jerry Blevins re-signs with the Mets


Veteran reliever Jerry Blevins tossed seven scoreless appearances for the Mets to begin the season and then didn’t pitch after mid-April due to fracturing and re-fracturing his left arm.

He’ll get another chance to establish himself as a key cog in New York’s bullpen, as Matt Yallof of MLB Network reports that Blevins has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to remain with the Mets.

Blevins has a 3.53 ERA in 352 career appearances for the A’s, Nationals, and Mets while racking up 309 strikeouts in 329 innings. He’ll probably be used in something resembling a left-handed specialist role, but has actually fared well enough versus right-handed hitters to be trusted as a traditional setup man.