The New York Mets made a quick transaction before the second game of their doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, reinstating relief pitcher Jerry Blevins from the bereavement list. In a corresponding move, Chris Beck was designated for assignment.
Blevins was placed on the list Friday, missing the weekend slate of games against the Tampa Bay Rays. Beck had been a failed reclamation process for a deplorable Mets bullpen. After posting a 4.18 ERA over 23.2 innings with the Chicago White Sox, he was waived by the team.
The Mets claimed him and got more of the same. Of his six appearances for New York, he held the opposing team scoreless just once—and that was when he was called on for literally one out to end Corey Oswalt’s horrible start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 29. Over 10.1 innings with the Mets, he had a 5.23 ERA and gave up three home runs.