Report: Unknown team blocked Mets' Blevins from clearing waiverstheScore
New York reportedly attempted to pass Blevins through revocable trade waivers this month, though an unknown team unexpectedly claimed the left-handed reliever, leading to the Mets calling him back, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.
Because Blevins was pulled back, if the Mets attempt to put him through a second time, they would be unable to call him back if he was claimed again, thereby risking losing him for nothing.
It's unclear which team put in a claim for Blevins, or if the Mets had a potential deal in the works for the southpaw, though interest in the 33-year-old reliever wouldn't be illogical. Blevins owns a 2.78 ERA in 53 appearances this season to go along with a 1.26 WHIP, and he's also striking out 12.62 batters per nine innings.
Blevins' contract includes a $7-million club option for 2018, which Heyman notes the Mets will exercise to bring him back next season.
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