The Mets intend to pick up LHP Jerry Blevins' $7 million option for 2018 rather than buy him out for $1 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
The move is an obvious one, as the Mets chose to keep Blevins as they purged their roster of pending free agents by trading Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Neil Walker, and Curtis Granderson in recent weeks.
Blevins was claimed and blocked on waivers earlier this month, Heyman reported.
The 31-year-old Blevins, who reportedly drew some interest prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, has a 2.72 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 56 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings (60 appearances) this season.
Blevins is earning $6.5 million this season.