The New York Mets announced Friday that Jacob deGrom He will be out until September, due to additional swelling in his right forearm.
The ace is 7-2 in 15 starts with a 1.08 ERA, but last pitched on July 7 when he struck out 10 in seven innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. He won’t be able to pitch for two weeks, pushing his return schedule back to September.
Manager Luis Rojas did not offer any other updates during his pregame press session, other than saying that deGrom did not pitch on Friday. deGrom has suffered five injuries this season: shoulder pain, right lat stiffness, right side stiffness, right flexor tendonitis, and had two delayed starts and had a previous stay on the disabled list in May. When he landed at IL with forearm strain, he said the previous four injuries had each been caused by hitting.
“When I’m going to throw a baseball, I have a hard time holding on and throwing the ball like I’m supposed to,” deGrom said in mid-July when the Mets officially placed him on the disabled list. “The other day I literally felt it throwing a baseball and then it never seemed to get better. I just kept tight even when I got on the mound. I think the upside is that structurally my elbow looks good, but the frustration part It’s why. What is it? What did I do to cause it? “
The Mets have used 16 different starting pitchers and will use 17 on Friday night when Carlos Carrasco make your debut with the Mets. The Mets will also wear black uniform jerseys, a fan favorite, for the first time in nine years.
Carrasco, part of the exchange of Francisco Lindor in the offseason, he missed the first four months with a hamstring tear. The Mets acquired Rich hill in a trade last week with the Tampa Bay Rays and added Javier Baez Y Trevor williams on a deadline deal with the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Williams is 4-2 with a 5.06 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with the Cubs, and he has been hit hard, allowing 10 home runs and an .833 OPS in 58.2 innings.
Without deGrom, the rotation aligns with Marcus stroman, Carrasco, Taijuan walker, Hill and Tylor megill, with Williams probably heading to the bullpen for now. Megill has pitched well with a 2.04 ERA in seven starts, while Walker has struggled lately, with 17 runs allowed in 9.1 innings in his last three starts.