The Mets announced after Monday’s win that Jacob deGrom, who was examined in New York, has been diagnosed with rotator cuff tendonitis in his right (throwing) shoulder. DeGrom has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
DeGrom has no structural damage, and will be prescribed rest and anti-inflammatories.
If deGrom is ready to come back when eligible, he’ll miss just two turns in the rotation.
Rafael Montero will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take deGrom’s spot in the starting rotation.
This is very good news for Jacob deGrom, who wasn’t alarmed by his sore shoulder but smartly alerted the Mets out of an abundance of caution.
DeGrom was relieved after the diagnosis and manager Terry Collins said the news was “about as good as you can hope for.”
While he may be ready to return as soon as he’s eligible (August 23), it wouldn’t be surprising if the Mets are extra cautious with deGrom.
So far this season, deGrom has thrown 138.2 innings between Triple-A Las Vegas and the majors. In 2013, deGrom threw 147.2 innings, meaning that his limit in 2014 is likely 178 innings or so.
In 100.1 innings pitched for the Mets spanning 16 starts, deGrom has gone 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.