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Mets injury update: Jerry Blevins has fractured left forearm

The relief pitcher took a line drive off the bat of Dee Gordon.

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Shortly after Jerry Blevins left the game after being struck on the left forearm by a line drive, the Mets announced that the relief pitcher's forearm was fractured on the play. That's bad news for the Mets, as Blevins has looked excellent in the early going for them, often pitching in high leverage situations.

With that, the team will have to call up a relief pitcher to get back to a seven-man bullpen. Jeurys Familia, Alex Torres, Carlos Torres, Buddy Carlyle, Eirk Goeddel, and Sean Gilmartin constitute the rest of the bullpen for now. On the upside, Vic Black might be back soon, and Bobby Parnell might be back a little after that.

With a fractured pitching arm, Blevins figures to take a significant amount of time to recover, rehab, and rejoin the Mets. If the Mets were to prioritize having a third left-handed pitcher on the roster, Darin Gorski and Jack Leathersich fit the bill and are currently at Triple-A Las Vegas.