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DeGrom hopes to miss just 2 starts, start throwing in 5-6 days

Jacob deGrom will start throwing again when swelling subsides in his shoulder, which will hopefully be in the next five to six days, Terry Collins said Tuesday.

DeGrom was recently placed on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis.

He told reporters Tuesday that he hoped to only miss two starts.

“I feel like I’ve been in good shape,” he said. “I hadn’t felt anything until now.”

Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero has been promoted from Triple-A to start in deGrom’s place Tuesday against the Nationals.



DeGrom, who was named MLB’s Rookie of the Month in July, is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts for the Mets this season.


Montero, who was recently named Pitchers of the Week for his league in Triple-A, was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA, including 17 strike outs in 20 innings, spanning four starts earlier this season for the Mets.




46 comments
Kevin R. Martin
Kevin R. Martin

Remember when Gee was only supposed to miss 2 starts? \U0001f610

Mumm Ra
Mumm Ra

Gary,Ron and Keith if texas loses by 3 runs or less to tampa bay tonight I win 1100 bucks easy bet

Joan Serrano Russo
Joan Serrano Russo

Why don't they just shut him down before we have another Harvey situation!!..Pleeeeeeeeeeeze!!..We need him for next year!!..

Jay Vasquez
Jay Vasquez

Let him sit fir two weeks thats too soon for injury/ies

can he pitch any faster'

eVENING ALL


Jonathan Chapman
Jonathan Chapman

And what exactly do you know Mike? Please tell us. The TEAM is a disaster. Do you really think they are going somewhere because they played well against what is probably the worst team in the N.L. (Phillies).

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

Don't understand why anyone wants to use deGrom as a trade chip. He's proven he has number 1 material in just his rookie season smart teams hold onto guys like him, same goes for wheeler. Syndergaard hasn't proven anything he's the player you trade.

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

If the mets are bring up Noah, let him pitch out the pen.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Good. Now he won't be a trading chip in the foreseeable future.

George Hahn
George Hahn

Shut the kid down . He has a future . This team is not going anywhere this year.

Larry Paretta
Larry Paretta

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jenkins
jenkins

No-brainer-Just shut him down-it's only 7 starts anyway.

Kevin Branam
Kevin Branam

Mets ruin another young arm. What else is new

Jaron Huang
Jaron Huang

Please shut him down. Hes near is IP limit. Rather take it slow and come back greater thsn ever like Matt Harvey

Jonathan Bouza
Jonathan Bouza

I say bring up syndergaard so his hanging curveballs can get demolished and everyone cries to fire sandy and terry for calling him up when everyones demanding his call up when hes not ready. You know, average mets fan material. \U0001f602

Dan Kahaner
Dan Kahaner

the problem clearly isn't serious if that's the timetable. if anything it's a good thing because of his innings limit, he'll be able to pitch deeper into the season now

Jonathan Bouza
Jonathan Bouza

Christian Gibbone yeah we do.... atleast for the rest of august. Rotator Cuff tendonitis is a precursor to RC tears.

1metfan
1metfan

Can't shut down a player just because he had some swelling. Doesn't mean he should be back automatically either. If he is alright bring him back for a start or two and have piece of mind, and possibly ROY. I think the fact the Mets brought him up early and knew they would make him a super two they did not have long term plans for him anyway. He could be the chip they look to move considering age and super two.

Lou LaBrocca
Lou LaBrocca

Slow him down a bit. Bring up some of the other arms and see what they can do.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

Shut him down!!! No need for him to prove anything else.

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

Honestly not sure which young arm(s) I'd rather have the Mets trade away for some offense, if/when the scenario presents itself.

It's a great problem to have, I guess.  But at the end of the day, I'd love to see the team figure out a way to put all of them to use and actually spend money to improve the offense instead.  Like that'll ever happen though.

Mark Shulman
Mark Shulman

He is done for the year. He is a great pitcher, the Mets are not competing this year. SHUT HIM DOWN bring him back with Harvey. 


James
James

@Nick Congello deGrom has proven he can be very good for a dozen starts, he has not proven he is a #1.  I am not "for" trading deGrom or not for trading deGrom, I am for improving this team.  If deGrom is a guy that has to go to make that happen, so be it.


As for him vs. Syndergaard, I have no idea what Thor will provide next year, but the idea that deGrom is a  "guaranteed" level of performance for next year is silly.  I love having both of them on our team and hope they are both awesome for years together, but I don't know what either will do any more than you do.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@jenkins a ROY award for him would increase trade value and expand our options. Its tendonitis so if he re injuries it you can shut him down then and he has a full off season to rest.

hankypanky
hankypanky

@mulligan

Is it Facebook that encourages knee-jerk analysis of the Mets, lacking in depth or baseball acumen?

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

How did they ruin him? he had an innings cap that was 7 starts away from being reached. What are they suppose to do, put him in a glass case at the end of the dugout?

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

When has anybody cried about them calling up a young player? If anything they tend to move people too slowly.

Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin

I don't know if he needs to be shut down. Then you know even less for next year. But perhaps 3-4 starts and then re-evaluate. If they shut him down completely, he'll have zero trade value in the off season. If he comes back and pitches ok the rest way of the way for at least 4 starts, then he becomes quite valuable. Ultimately it's a medical decision and only his doctors should be deciding.

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

You're right he's not fully proven at all. But he's poised and has good control. There's so many trade chips in the minors deGrom shouldn't be one of them is all I'm saying.

golsf
golsf

Would have preferred lower pitch counts in his starts. I did feel Collins was riding him too hard for a rookie, treating DeGrom like some veteran "innings eater" not the rookie pitcher he is.