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Mets have mutual interest in reunions with Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins

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The Mets could bring back two pitchers from their 2015 roster.

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According to a report from Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets have mutual interest in reunions with Jerry Blevins and Bartolo Colon. While Blevins would occupy his familiar role as a left-handed middle reliever, the Mets are hoping to re-sign Colon as a swing man. Colon had a 4.16 ERA and 3.84 FIP during the regular season in 31 starts and two relief appearances.

Acquired from the Nationals in March for Matt den Dekker, Blevins made just seven relief appearances for the Mets before a sharp comeback line drive fractured his left arm, an injury that wound up ending his season. Blevins's absence left a hole in the Mets' bullpen. Blevins sports a career 2.87 FIP and 9.93 K/9 against left-handed batters and would be a welcome addition to the team's 2016 bullpen.

Colon displayed much of the versatility required of a swing man last season. Embracing the role of a workhorse during the regular season, he made a seamless transition to the bullpen in the postseason, making seven appearances from the bullpen while giving up just two earned runs. While Colon likely has a number of suitors, the veteran right-hander has expressed interest in returning.