New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is battling forearm tightness that has put him on the shelf since Sept. 2, and it is unclear when he will return to the mound. 

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Collins Comments on deGrom’s Timeline for Return

Sunday, Sept. 4

Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters there is a “good chance” deGrom will miss multiple starts as he recovers from his forearm inflammation.

DeGrom Comments on Playing Status 

Friday, Sept. 2

“I’m pretty certain I’ll be back out there,” deGrom said when asked whether or not he will play again this season, per Anthony DiComo of

Mets Release Statement on deGrom’s MRI

Friday, Sept. 2

The Mets provided details on the nature of deGrom’s visit to the hospital on Friday, via Steve Gelbs of SNYtv:

After experiencing soreness in his right forearm last night while pitching, Mets pitcher [Jacob] deGrom this afternoon had a precautionary MRI at the Hospital for special Surgery in New York. There is no structural damage.

DeGrom will take medication to relieve the soreness and will resume throwing when the discomfort subsides. He is likely to miss his next start.

DeGrom Diagnosed with Inflammation

Friday, Sept. 2

Per Mike Puma of the New York Post, deGrom underwent an examination Friday, which showed no structural damage, but there is inflammation that is likely to cost him at least one start.

DeGrom Struggling to Regain Momentum From ’15

Something has seemed to be off for the last two weeks. DeGrom has allowed 31 hits, four home runs and 16 earned runs in three starts since Aug. 18.

DeGrom has been solid in 2016, though, nothing like the Cy Young contender he was last season. He’s on pace to record the worst marks of his career in ERA (3.04), WHIP (1.203) and hits allowed per nine innings (8.6).

Injuries have been a factor in his career, though. He missed the entire 2011 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late 2010. He was sidelined during his rookie year because of rotator cuff tendinitis, and he dealt with back problems during the early stages of this season.

The Mets starting rotation has already been hit hard by injuries.

Matt Harvey is out for the season, and both Steven Matz and Jon Niese are on the disabled list as well. Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard have been the only reliable starters in New York this season. 

Entering play Monday, the Mets are a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League‘s second wild-card spot. Losing deGrom would be a crushing blow for a team that’s already had its share of injuries while fighting to make another playoff appearance after a run to the World Series in 2015. 


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