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Jerry Blevins returns to Mets on one-year deal

Jerry Blevins of the New York Mets

Jerry Blevins of the New York Mets pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during Opening Day at Citi Field on Monday, April 13, 2015. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Mets on Tuesday re-signed lefthanded reliever Jerry Blevins to a one-year, $4-million contract.

Blevins, 32, can earn an additional $1 million via incentives. He made seven perfect appearances for the Mets last season, retiring all 15 batters he faced before getting struck on the left elbow by a line drive hit by Miami’s Dee Gordon on April 19.

Blevins suffered a fractured left forearm. He re-fractured it on Aug. 3 in a fall off a curb in Port St. Lucie, Florida, while rehabbing the injury.

The Mets acquired Blevins from Washington on March 30 for outfielder Matt den Dekker.

Blevins announced the signing on Twitter: “Dear @Santa, Thanks for the early Christmas present! I couldn’t be happier to return to the @Mets.”

With Blevins in the fold, the Mets will continue to look for relief help, including their own free agent Tyler Clippard.

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