Free agent left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins picked up a contract with the Mets on Friday night, per FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman and the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff. The deal is for one year, $6 million with a club option for the 2018 season. Contract details have yet to be confirmed by the team.
Blevins rebounded nicely in 2016 after sustaining a season-ending forearm fracture during his first run with the Mets in 2015. The 33-year-old turned in a 2.79 ERA, 3.2 BB/9 and career-best 11.1 SO/9 over 42 innings with the club. He is expected to help bolster the bullpen in the absence of fellow reliever Jeurys Familia, who is likely to serve a 30-game suspension in 2017 following charges of domestic violence.
Per Heyman, the deal is still pending a physical.