During his press conference at Citi Field this afternoon, general manager Sandy Alderson provided an update on Jerry Blevins' recovery. The left-handed reliever has still not been cleared to throw. In addition, he has sought a second opinion from doctors in Boston because the bone in his arm has not fully healed yet. Initially, Blevins was only expected to spend six weeks in a cast before resuming throwing.
Blevins suffered a fracture of the distal radius in his left arm when he was hit by a batted ball on April 19. He was promptly placed on the disabled list the following day. Before that, he was off to a hot start. Having been acquired from the Nationals in exchange for Matt den Dekker right before the start of the regular season, Blevins immediately stepped into the role of lefty specialist, and he excelled. Over seven appearances spanning five innings, Blevins struck out four batters and allowed no walks or hits.