Jerry Blevins has cleared recovable waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who noted that Wilmer Flores had also cleared -- as first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
With Blevins and Flores both clearing, the Mets are free to trade them to any team.
August 31 is the deadline to trade players in order for them to be eligible for the postseason roster for their new team.
Blevins, 34, is earning $7 million this season, after which he is eligible for free agency. After struggling earlier this season, he has been much since July, with a 2.40 ERA in 20 appearances.
Flores, 27, is hitting .274/.327/.435 with 11 homers and 24 doubles in 114 games this season while playing primarily first base. He has also gotten time at second base and third base. He is earning $3.4 million this season and under team control through 2019, when he will be artbitration-eligible for the final time.
The Mets trading Blevins and getting anything back (they will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations for Jose Bautista, who they recently traded), makes all the sense in the world.
What they do with Flores is trickier. With Jay Bruce potentially getting lots of time at first base in 2019, Flores could serve as the short end of a platoon there while also getting time at second base and third base.