Mets ace Jacob deGrom he has been dealing with the tightness in his right forearm and has been disconnected until the discomfort subsides. Manager Luis Rojas told Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News (Twitter
Left), SNY’s Steve Yellows, and other reporters say an MRI did not reveal any structural damage to deGrom’s forearm.
The problem existed before the All-Star break, as Rojas said deGrom felt tension while conducting a bullpen session last weekend. The tension in the forearm continued during a lateral session on Friday, so the Mets opted to stop deGrom’s pitches in order to conduct further testing. There was no mention of the disabled list, although a season in IL seems inevitable considering the Mets will surely take every precaution to make sure deGrom is completely healthy.
DeGrom has already arrived in IL once this season, missing two weeks due to a strain on his right side. Despite that lost time and other lingering injuries, the right-hander is in the midst of his most spectacular season yet, with a record 1.08 ERA in 92 innings and a host of league-leading numbers in most games. major categories (14.3 K / 9, 13.27 K / BB rate, 1.1 BB / 9 and an absurd 365 ERA +).
Losing deGrom for any length of time would be a huge blow to a Mets team clinging to first place in the NL East, and the specter of a long-term forearm injury would be devastating. DeGrom has Tommy John surgery on his record, having undergone the procedure only a few months after the Mets selected him in the ninth round of the 2010 draft. Major surgery and a few other minor arm problems throughout The years didn’t stop deGrom from becoming arguably the greatest pitcher of his generation, winning the National League Cy Young Awards in 2018-19 and looking to be on track for a third this season.
There is no way to replace deGrom in the event of a long-term absence, and the task will be even tougher for a Mets team that was already looking to add some rotation help at the trade deadline. DeGrom’s trio, Marcus stroman other Taijuan walker has been excellent, while the rear of the rotation has been a revolving door thanks to injuries and poor performance. The Mets they have hope what Carlos Carrasco He will soon be able to make his debut with the Mets, and the rookie Tylor megill he’s started his career with a 3.50 ERA in 18 innings, perhaps gaining a longer look if New York can’t find a more experienced option in the exchange market.