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Jacob deGrom to DL, Rafael Montero to start Tuesday

Jacob deGrom will go on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis, Assistant GM John Ricco announced.

Ricco said it was “good news” on deGrom, who will rest before pitching again. He’ll also be prescribed anti-inflammatory medication.

Rafael Montero will be called up from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Montero was just named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 4-10 with Triple-A Las Vegas (MiLB.com, August 11).

Montero earned the honor with his scoreless outing on August 5. He struck out 11 batters over eight innings, allowing only one hit, against Sacramento. This is the second time Montero has been minor league pitcher of the week at any level. His other such award was in 2012 with the St. Lucie Mets.

Montero was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA, including 17 strike outs in 20 innings, spanning four starts earlier this season for the Mets.

 




87 comments
John Pape
John Pape

Every time you get excited this happens, there goes another rookie of the year award

Corey Moss
Corey Moss

I think deGrom has cemented his place to be able to shut him down as long as necessary. See what Montero's got.

Joan Dunleavy
Joan Dunleavy

HOpe Jacob heels fast. Such a great young man!

metsfan91
metsfan91

Shut DeGrom down for the year. Last thing we need is something worse to happen to him! He was reaching his innings limit anyway. Why not promote THOR??! Lets see what he's got!

atrain311
atrain311

I know this is a silly statement and too conspiracy theory for most, but any chance this is ALL made up just to give him the rest they've been saying he'd need to finish the year playing?

Richie Arci
Richie Arci

Every time we get a great new arm in the rotation they get hurt. Maybe because they are all taught from age 5 that they have to throw 100mph and have to learn how to throw a curveball.

Joan M. Jeans
Joan M. Jeans

They need a new pitching coach...or, one who works exclusively with the young newbies.

Joan M. Jeans
Joan M. Jeans

Oh, really? ...like I need more bad news this eveneing....

Juan Perez
Juan Perez

It kind of has....they they also have pitchers on the DL.

Francis Capria
Francis Capria

The rockies have to eat the contract to get good prospects. people forget that. also CarGo.

i think the Japanese league has the right idea with a 6 man rotation, and we have the pitching staff to be able to do it.  with the young arms, it'll give them extra rest in between starts and limit their innings/pitches to be fresh for a pennant chase next season.  Colon, Gee, Neise, Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom.  Syndergaard waiting in the wings if/when one gets hurt or gets traded, with Montero to be tossed in the mix as well.  the more i see out of Colon, the more i realize his importance to this staff.  the guy eats innings, and to be able to have a guy who can go out there every week and pretty much give the bullpen a day off, makes a big difference during the course of a season.  whether he's on or not, you know you'll get around 8 innings from the big fella.  

Beth Ozarow
Beth Ozarow

Rest is good. It's what he needs. Let's see what Montero has now to see if he belongs in the 2015 rotation or possible trade bait to get a bat...

Maria Nakahata
Maria Nakahata

Why are people acting like this ONLY happens to the Mets??? Yeah we've had our share of bad luck, but last I checked, lots of pitchers from many other teams went down at the beginning of the season due to Tommy John Surgery! At least we have surplus of pitching to fill in for deGrom!

Maria Nakahata
Maria Nakahata

He wasn't gonna win. They were gonna shut him down anyway.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Get well soon, Jake - we need you.  When is Matsuzaka back?

Jeannie Kaplan Toplin
Jeannie Kaplan Toplin

Hope he has improved since the last time they brought him up. Keeping my fingers crossed Jacob will be okay!

golsf
golsf

While I've really enjoyed watching the emergence of Jacob DeGrom this season, I have been alarmed at the excessive pitch counts he has absorbed.  I realize he is an older prospect at 26 years of age, but he always seemed to go well over 100 pitches in every start. I hope he can bounce back from tendinitis and am glad it was discovered before it devolved into a tear of the UCL.

Kurt Lawrence
Kurt Lawrence

I don' t want to trade our pitching....injuries can happen...we have stud pitchers. we need to send money in free agency for bats...but no one in the league has the young pitching we have coming up....Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom, Syndergard, Niese, Gee, Matz, Montero....just sick!!!!!!

Rob Nesbit
Rob Nesbit

call it what you want, but when is management going to realize there is a problem in the coaching ranks? How many more pitchers do we need to lose?

hankincolo
hankincolo

Consider this. Hefner is done for next season, and the first year following TJ often means the pitcher is NOT back to his best (are you listening Matt H.?) plus, Cargo is on the DL again, with a knee problem, and Tulo has a hip problem shelving him also... so how about we NOT see Noah traded for one of those two Rockies?  

Bruce Richwine
Bruce Richwine

This actually is no big deal. He'll be fine in a couple of weeks. They will baby him the rest of the season and get ready for next. The Mets are not doing anything wrong. They have taken every precaution possible with pitchers. Just goes to show that if a pitcher had a weakness in their arm it's going to fail no matter what kind of inning or pitch count you put them on.

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

@atrain311 Its good you acknowledged that your statement was silly or else I would have thought you to be nuts. 

@hankincolo not to mention that Tulo hits around .260 outside of denver this year with half the HR's.  stay away!

gpopper
gpopper

Agree 100%. They both are medical emergencies waiting to happen.