Mets ace Jacob deGrom is dealing with another health problem.
The right-hander left his start Wednesday night against the Cubs after three innings due to a sore shoulder from pitching. DeGrom was starting five days after his previous start was interrupted due to elbow tendonitis.
DeGrom retired all nine Cubs hitters he faced, striking out eight of them, and regularly threw his fastball around 100 mph, but he seemed to feel something on his arm after this pitch to Eric Sogard.
Mets announcers noticed he was taking longer between pitches afterward. He went to the locker room after retiring Chicago in the third. Sean Reid-Foley came in relief for the fourth.
DeGrom left his start Friday against the Padres after six innings due to tendonitis. DeGrom told reporters after that game that he had experienced elbow problems in the past and was optimistic that he would not have to miss a shift due to tendonitis.
He missed three at-bats earlier this season due to heartbeat irritation and lateral discomfort.