Matt Yaloff of the New York of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Network reported the news on Tuesday that free agent left handed relief pitcher Jerry Blevins, 32, has re-signed a one year, $4 million dollar contract to remain with the defending National League Champions.
Blevins became a free agent when his current contract with the Mets expired at the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Blevins as a free agent had the option of re-signing a contract to remain with the Mets or seek employment with another team in the Major Leagues that were willing to pay him his market value salary.
Blevins will be a free agent at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Unless the Mets decide to sign him to a contract extension at the end of the 2016 baseball season when his current contract expires, Blevins will have the option to seek employment with another team in the Major Leagues that will be needing his services to pitch for them during the 2017 Major League Baseball season unless he decides to retire.
The Mets will enter the 2016 Major League Baseball season as the defending National League Champions after they won the National League East Division title for the first time since the 2006 Major League Baseball season.
Blevins has pitched in the Major League Baseball level with the Oakland Athletics from 2007-2013, the Washington Nationals in 2014 and the New York Mets from 2015 to the present.
Blevins who is a left handed relief pitcher will be a welcome addition to the Mets relief pitching staff during the 2016 Major League Baseball season working as a middle relief pitcher.
Blevins only pitched in seven games for the Mets during the 2015 Major League Baseball season since he had suffered a broken left arm when he was hit by a line drive off of the bat of a Miami Marlins batter on April 19 2015. Blevins suffered another break in his left arm in August when he stepped off a curb. The injury required an operation that sidelined him for the remainder of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.