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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