MLB Rumors: Jerry Blevins Agrees To Re-Sign With Mets
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Much like their search for a second baseman, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ quest to complete their bullpen has linked them to a myriad options. Although the bulk have been right-handers, the Dodgers were among the clubs to reportedly express interest in Jerry Blevins.

But on Friday, Los Angeles reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with former San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo. Assuming the deal is finalized, Romo may be the final reliever the Dodgers ink to a Major-League deal prior to Spring Training.

Shortly after reports of the Brawley, Calif., native making the jump to Los Angeles, Blevins was said to have reached an agreement to re-sign with the New York Mets, via Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball:

Blevins’ salary is expected to be in the neighborhood of $6 million, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post:

What’s more, the one-year pact also includes an option for 2018, according to James Wagner of the New York Times:

Last week it was reported Blevins was expecting to land a multiyear contract. The veteran left-hander put together a strong season after his 2015 campaign was cut short because of surgery after re-fracturing a bone in his throwing arm.

Blevins signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Mets in December 2015. He appeared in a career-high 73 games, which triggered $1.2 million in cumulative bonuses.

Blevins went 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA, 3.05 FIP and 1.21 WHIP, while averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings and a 29.2 strikeout rate, both of which were career highs. His re-signing capped off a busy day for the Mets, who also agreed to terms with Fernando Salas and Tom Gorzelanny.

From the Dodgers’ perspective, their reported interest in Blevins was a mild surprise. Los Angeles currently projects to have left-handers Luis Avilan, Grant Dayton, Adam Liberatore and Vidal Nuno vying to be part of the bullpen picture. Dayton, Liberatore and Nuno have Minor League options remaining.