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Mets re-sign Jerry Blevins to 1-year, $4 million deal

The southpaw returns to the Mets, as was expected.

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The Mets have re-signed left-hander Jerry Blevins to a 1-year, $4 million deal, as first reported by Matt Yallof of MLB Network. The deal also includes $1 million in performance bonuses.

Blevins, 32, missed almost the entire 2015 season due to multiple forearm fractures after posting five scoreless innings in April for the Mets. The southpaw was acquired by the Mets in late March from the Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker, and was expected to be a left-handed force in the team's bullpen before injuries cost him the season.

Blevins joins left-hander Sean Gilmartin in a Mets' bullpen that is expected to undergo some more change before the beginning of next season. New York is reportedly trying to acquire another bullpen arm on the free-agent market, and could still bring back Tyler Clippard, who is a free agent.

Blevins has spent nine years in the majors, appearing with the Athletics (2007-13), Nationals (2014) and Mets (2015). He is the owner of a lifetime 16-9 record and 3.53 ERA in 352 appearances, and has logged more than 60 appearances in four seasons since 2010.