Left handed relief pitcher Jerry Blevins has re-injured his pitching arm and is out for the rest of the season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post Tweets. Blevins suffered a fall last week and fractured his arm, and he is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days.
Blevins, 31, was acquired in the offseason for outfielder Matt den Dekker. Though he started the year with seven scoreless innings, Blevins fractured his forearm in late April after being hit by a Dee Gordon line drive.
The Mets were aware that Blevins had fallen at the time they acquired fellow left hander Eric O’Flaherty from the A’s, however they did not know the severity of the injury. Fortunately for the Mets, the front office was able to acquire another lefty to step into their bullpen. Even without Blevins coming back at all, the Mets will still have O’Flaherty and Sean Gilmartin as their primary lefties out of the bullpen.
Blevins has been a productive and useful bullpen piece over the course of his nine seasons in the majors. For his career, lefties are only hitting .206 against him. The injury is not expected to be career threatening, and he will be a free agent this offseason.
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