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Mets re-sign Jerry Blevins

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The left-hander appeared in seven games as a Met in 2015.

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The Mets have re-signed left-handed relief pitcher Jerry Blevins to a one-year deal worth $4 million. Blevins can also earn $1 million in performance bonuses based on appearances.

The 32-year-old appeared in seven games last season, striking out four while allowing no baserunners over five innings, before fracturing his left forearm in April. Blevins was set to return late in the season, but a freak re-fracture of the forearm in August cost him the rest of his season.

For his career, Blevins holds a 3.53 ERA and a 3.65 FIP with 309 strikeouts and 118 walks over 329.1 innings pitched. He is particularly effective against left-handed batters, who have hit .206/.257/.322 against him with a 5.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Blevins was acquired before the 2015 season—in a trade with the Nationals in exchange for Matt den Dekker—to help shore up a bullpen that was in need of a lefty specialist. Although injuries prevented Blevins from making much of an impact last season, he will again be expected to operate as an important part of the Mets' 2016 relief corps.