Mets To Place Jacob deGrom On IL

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Jacob de Grom The Canadian Press

The New York Mets are going to find out what life is like without reigning National League Cy Young Award victor Jacob deGrom on Saturday afternoon.

Mickey Callaway told reporters before Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals that Jacob deGrom might not need to get an MRI on Monday anymore.

On Friday, the Mets said the reigning Cy Young Award victor would be placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Tuesday. "So I chose to throw today and actually felt good with how it went".

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said they reversed course because he responded well to treatment. But I can Say this For Sure, DeGrom Is coming off Of Two Shaky Starts.

The 30-year-old deGrom won the Cy Young last season with a 1.70 ERA in 32 starts.

And Just Me Talking Here, I would Have Done the Same Thing Because You Want Your Best Players Out Playing Instead of Being Hurt Down The Road. DeGrom opened the season with 13 scoreless innings over two starts but has allowed nine runs over nine innings in losing his past two starts.

The reigning NL Cy Young award victor is 2-2 on the 2019 campaign with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings. But Keep In Mind DeGrom Did Have Tommy John's Surgery In 2010. I said, 'It's not feeling bad so why go two more, nearly three more days without throwing?' And now you're trying to get ready and you got all those days and now I've got a bullpen Tuesday. DeGrom also dealt with sickness over the last week, making him unable to conduct his normal routine between starts.

Such news about an ace would be alarming for any team, but especially so for the Mets, who are built around their starting pitching and rewarded deGrom with a five-year contract extension worth $137.5 million last month.

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