Jacob deGrom injury update: Cy Young winner to undergo MRI for elbow ailment

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first_imgMets news: Jacob deGrom is headed back to New York for an MRI. His elbow was “barking” after playing catch today, Mickey Callaway said.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 19, 2019It is unclear if this is a serious issue or just the Mets being extra cautious with the 2018 National League Cy Young award winner.He initially had his start pushed back to Sunday due to strep throat.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNDeGrom is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA on the season and he hasn’t been great in his last two outings, allowing nine earned runs in nine innings pitched.The 30-year-old right-hander gave up less than nine runs in four separate months in 2018.The former college shortstop signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension this offseason with the Mets. The Mets are once again dealing with an injury to a key member of their starting rotation.Jacob deGrom has been sent back to New York to get an MRI after his elbow was “barking” while playing catch on Friday, manger Mickey Callaway told reporters. He has dealt with injury issues before as he missed the final month of the 2016 season after dealing with a flare-up of ulnar nerve pain in his pitching elbow.The Mets have a long history of injuries with their starting rotation as Noah Syndergaard missed a good portion of the 2017 season with a torn torso muscle and most of 2018 with a lat injury.Steven Matz was placed on the injured list in 2018 with a forearm issue and Zack Wheeler missed all of 2015 and 2016 undergoing and recovering from Tommy John surgery.last_img

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