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Report: Unknown team blocked Mets' Blevins from clearing waivers


If the New York Mets had plans to trade Jerry Blevins, they may no longer be able to do so this season.

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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