The New York Mets announced today that the club has signed LHP Jerry Blevins to a one-year contract.
Blevins, 32, made seven appearances for the Mets in 2015 after he was acquired from Washington on March 30. He retired all 15 batters he faced, including holding lefties to a 0-14 mark. Blevins suffered a fractured left forearm when he was struck by a Dee Gordon line drive on April 19 vs. Miami. The 6-6, 190-pounder re-fractured his left forearm on August 3 when he fell off a curb in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Blevins was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA (31 earned runs/57.1 innings) in 64 games with the Nationals in 2014. Lefties hit .160 (17-106) against him in 2014 and has held lefthanders to a .206 (114-553) career mark.
During parts of nine major league seasons with Oakland, Washington and New York, Blevins is 16-9 with two saves and a 3.53 ERA (129 earned runs/329.1 innings).