A prominent member of the last bullpen that Sandy Alderson constructed is on his way back to Flushing.
Left-handed specialist Jerry Blevins, a staple of the Mets’ relief corps from 2015-18, has signed a Minor League deal to return to the team, according to multiple sources. The contract will be worth $1.25 million if Blevins makes the Mets’ big league roster, per a source, and includes up to $750,000 in incentives.
The Mets have not commented on the deal as it is not yet official, but Blevins expressed his excitement on Twitter after the news broke.
According to sources, I have signed back with the Mets. It is true! My family and I are looking forward to being back with our Mets family. I'll be doing an interview on @SNYtv at some point to talk more about it. But I can't exaggerate about how grateful I am to be a Met again.
— Jerry Blevins (@jerryblevins) December 12, 2020
Although a broken arm limited Blevins to five innings in his first year with the Mets, he rebounded to post a 2.87 ERA with 121 strikeouts over 91 innings from 2016-17.