RP - FA
The A's have signed Jerry Blevins to a minor league contract according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The deal will reportedly pay $1.5 million if Blevins reaches the majors. The lefty specialist had a 4.84 ERA across 42 2/3 innings last year. He should assume his normal role of getting opposing lefties out in high leverage situations.
Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect ninth against the Reds to deliver his first save of the season Monday.
Blevins relieved Robert Gsellman, who recorded four outs prior to Blevins coming on. It appears that Gsellman is the arm to own for saves on the Mets, but Blevins could see a save every now and then and should continue to pitch in high-leverage situations.
Jerry Blevins worked a clean 1-2-3 eighth inning against the Royals during the Mets' season opening loss on Sunday night. Blevins, who missed most of last season due to a fractured left forearm, will be a key component to the Mets' bullpen in 2016.
Blevins will handle seventh and/or eighth inning duties for the Mets in 2016. With Addison Reed the first option to vulture an occasional save from Jeurys Familia, Blevins doesn't hold much value in leagues that don't reward holds. That said, he has great stuff and could eventually supplant Reed as the set-up man.
In what turned out to be a costly victory for the Mets today, LHP Jerry Blevins suffered a fractured left forearm when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Dee Gordon. The injury to Blevins occurred only a half inning before Travis d'Arnaud fractured his hand after being hit by a pitch. Blevins will miss significant time due to the injury.
Blevins holds no fantasy value and should be largely ignored in most league formats.
Jerry Blevins records first career win as a New York Met in a 7-5 win over Miami.
Blevins has been a valuable asset to the Mets bullpen. Blevins has retired all ten batters faced this season while striking out four. Blevins has only faced left batters to begin the season.