After Monday’s victory, the Mets announced that they had recalled Jacob deGrom from Triple-A Las Vegas. It’s expected that deGrom will be added to the 25-man roster prior to Tuesday’s game.
Feb 26, 2014; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Jacob deGrom poses during media day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
DeGrom, who was starting for Las Vegas, will join the Mets bullpen.
To make room for deGrom, the club placed reliever Gonzalez Germen – who has a virus – on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6.
DeGrom, 25, had a 2.58 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in seven starts spanning 38 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets are being proactive, and the deGrom announcement late-Monday didn’t come as a surprise.
Prior to Monday’s game, the Mets scratched deGrom from his scheduled start for Las Vegas, and had him on standby for a potential call-up.
While working as a starter, deGrom ordinarily has a fastball that ranges between 92 and 96 MPH. Bullpen duty will be new for him, but working in shorter stints should give his fastball some extra sizzle.