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Mets injury update: Jerry Blevins hopes to return for postseason

The lefty specialist has been out since April 19 with a fractured arm.

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Mets reliever Jerry Blevins, who went down on April 19 after a comebacker from Dee Gordon gave him a distal radius fracture in his left arm—which he re-fractured when he slipped on a curb last week—thinks he'll be healed in time to help the Mets in the postseason, should a playoff appearance be in the offing. Blevins said that the second fracture was not as serious as the first, that it wasn’t "a Henry Rowengartner fall":

"I just slipped while I was walking out and caught myself. It was nothing serious—just a brace. And I felt a little twinge in the same spot."

The Mets acquired Blevins from the Nationals for outfielder Matt den Dekker during spring training. Blevins has only faced 15 batters this year, but he has retired all of them. Should Blevins return in the postseason, he would be the second lefty specialist in the bullpen, along with Eric O’Flaherty, whom the Mets acquired one day after Blevins re-fractured his arm.