Mets ace Jacob deGrom is dealing with another injury problem.
This time around, the New York ace is experiencing stiffness in his right forearm. Manager Luis Rojas told reporters Saturday that deGrom was eliminated from his scheduled start Monday in Cincinnati against the Reds after he felt the tension during a bullpen session on Friday.
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Rojas also told reporters that deGrom underwent an MRI on Friday night, which revealed no structural damage. However, deGrom will not pitch until at least Tuesday, as Rojas said that deGrom was the day to day. His last appearance on the mound was July 7 against the Brewers.
The right-hander All-Star has been offside multiple times this season due to injury:
He hadn’t missed a shift since May until now.
The 33-year-old DeGrom was included on the National League All-Star team this season, but did not attend the game in Denver last week. He told reporters that he wanted to spend time with his family and “recover during the second half.”
He’s been historically good when he was able to get on the mound in 2021. He entered the All-Star break with an MLB-best 1.08 ERA (1.24 FIP) and 13.27 strikeouts per nine innings.
Marcus Stroman, Tylor Megill and Taijuan Walker are the healthy members of the Mets rotation coming off the break. Jerad Eickhoff is an option to fill one of the two open spaces. He’s already on the 26-man roster and has made two starts for the team this year.