Put to place Jacob deGrom on the 10 day wounded list
The New York Mets holiday brought good news and bad news on Monday afternoon.
First up, we have the bad news: the ace launcher Jacob deGrom goes to the list of injured 10 days with tension on the right side, by SNYIt’s Andy Martino.
The Mets will place it on the IL on Tuesday, retroactive to May 10.
– New York Mets (@Mets) May 10, 2021
DeGrom, who missed a start last week with the same issue, was able to take the bump Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although he was perfect in his first four innings, he took a hard hit in the fifth, where he showed noticeable discomfort.
Thankfully, deGrom escaped a base-laden jam, allowing a single run in the frame to hold the lead. However, after throwing two warm-up shots before the sixth, deGrom called Mets coach Brian Chicklo onto the field. As a result, the right-hander left the game and was heading for an MRI.
That brings us to our good news: The MRI came back clean, showing no structural damage, which means the Mets can breathe a sigh of relief as they dodged a potential massive bullet.
DeGrom now needs to take some time to rest, and if he progresses well, the Mets could pick him up on May 21 when they start a series against the Miami Marlins. New York is playing a total of eight games from now until deGrom is eligible to return. So only one start should be missed, as long as everything goes according to plan.