The worst-case scenario for Jacob deGrom is now official
While it wasn’t unexpected, it still hurts. The New York Mets have announced that pitcher Jacob deGrom will have surgery on his elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.
deGrom is scheduled to be operated on late this week and the initial timetable for recovery is in the area of three months.
He should be completely healthy and ready to go by spring training.
One of the Mets’ vaunted aces, deGrom hasn’t pitched in over two weeks since he was placed on the DL due to “forearm soreness.”
He now joins Mets’ pitchers Matt Harvey and Steven Matz on the disabled list. While Harvey’s season is over, the team expects to have Matz back in the rotation this weekend.
The 28-year-old finishes the season with a bad-luck 7-8 record, a 3.04 ERA, and a 1.20 WHIP. He struck out 143 batters in 148 innings while walking 36.
As of this posting, the Mets are currently leading the wild card race, holding a slight lead over the Cardinals and Giants.