Left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins was placed on the 15-day disabled list after being diagnosed with a fracture of the distal radius in his left arm. As a corresponding move, the Mets called up right-hander Hansel Robles to take his spot in the bullpen.
The injury occurred yesterday when Blevins was struck by a line drive in the top of the seventh inning. He will spend the next six weeks wearing a splint on his arm. From there, he will be re-examined, and assuming the bone has healed correctly, he will resume throwing and working back to the majors.
The injury comes at a poor time for Blevins, who was off to a great start in his first season in the Mets bullpen. In seven appearances spanning five innings, Blevins had not allowed a baserunner while serving as the primary lefty in the bullpen. While he is on the mend, Alex Torres will become the first choice for a lefty reliever followed by Sean Gilmartin.