Jerry Blevins' second stint in Oakland did not last quite long.
The former Mets reliever signed a one-year, $1.5 million Minor League deal with the A's this past offseason. But the club didn't see much use of him -- keeping him in the Minors with no lefties in their bullpen -- and traded him to the Braves on Sunday for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Despite his difficult start to the season (eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings), Atlanta immediately promoted him and he joined the club Sunday.
The left-hander started his career in Oakland and eventually wound up on the Mets in 2015. A broken arm kept him out of the team's pennant run that season, but he made 212 appearances over the next three years for the Mets.
Atlanta's bullpen has suffered key injuries to the bullpen this season. Closer Arodys Vizcaino is out for the year, and lefties Jesse Biddle and Jonny Venters are both currently on the injured list -- as is righty bullpen arm Darren O'Day.
Given the injuries, Blevins should have an opportunity to correct the course of his season. Perhaps it won't be long until the former Met is facing some old teammates in meaningful division contests.