Mets’ DeGrom Out For Sunday, Likely Out For Rest Of Season

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday, and is unlikely to pitch again this season, because of an injury to the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.

DeGrom has been out since Sept. 1 after experiencing elbow pain in a start against Miami.

DeGrom felt fine while throwing a bullpen Friday, then had pain while lobbing a baseball in from the outfield during batting practice about 15 minutes later.

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the injury Saturday. DeGrom will need surgery but the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year has not decided whether he will wait until the end of the season to have it.

The recovery time for the surgery is expected to be three months.

Gabriel Ynoa will start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, and manager Terry Collins said he expects to use his bullpen to cover a lot of innings.

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One Comment

  1. Jeremy Davidson says:

    Once again it is nauseating to root for this team! It often seems that radio host Mike Francesca often hears things from Sandy Alderson that even Collins and certainly Mets fans don’t hear. But how did he know about deGrom? A couple of days ago, Francesca commented as an aside that deGrom wouldn’t make another start again despite the fact that he was scheduled to start. Then he has a fine bullpen. But Francesca knew about that? He also knew that deGrom would inflame his arm while doing something as stupid as shagging flies?! How? Why? WTF?!!!!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????

    I can’t be a fan of this team when someone who has made his career laughing at Met fans – while privately keeping the lines of communication smooth with Mets brass – somehow can be so clairvoyant about a team he couldn’t care less about! If he was being told all along that deGrom wasn’t returning by someone inside the Mets organization, then why are Mets fans, the ones who actually root for the team, being told something completely different? Why was he sent out to shag fly balls anyway? to fulfill the ultimate destiny that the organization had decided on weeks ago? This is just so stupid. If the Mets front office knew this wasn’t going to happen, then don’t schedule him to start. Why, for the tickets you’re hoping to sell? All along, the great Met fan tormentor is in on the joke. And you, Mets, front office, are too weak to do anything else but play along and make a couple of extra dollars where you can.

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