DeGrom agreed to a one-year, $4.05 million deal with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. The deal includes some performance bonuses that would allow deGrom to top the $4.05 million figure. This was the highest base salary ever for a starting pitcher in his first arbitration-eligible year who did not qualify for the ERA title in the previous season. Of course, deGrom is a pretty special pitcher, and projects to offer SP2-level production in 2017.
DeGrom (elbow) said Friday that his right arm feels great and he will begin throwing soon, the New York Times' James Wagner reports. The discomfort that led to his ulnar nerve being operated on in late September is all gone, which is great news for owners considering him heading into 2017 drafts. DeGrom, who is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter, also noted that the Mets have not approached him about a contract extension.
DeGrom injury is a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow, which will require surgery, sidelining him for three months. A determination as to when he will have the operation has not yet been made, as there is the slim chance he may still pitch this season, if the Mets advance far in the playoffs, Newsday reports. The surgical procedure will remove scar tissue that has developed around the nerve, pinching it, a situation that is somewhat common following Tommy John surgery, which deGrom underwent in October 2010. DeGrom won't injure the arm additionally by pitching, as an MRI showed no damage to the ligament, but the uncertainty and probability of a flare up likely will result in the operation happening sooner rather than later.
DeGrom (elbow) has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday and is considered unlikely to return this season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Gabriel Ynoa has been tabbed for Sunday's start with deGrom still battling issues with the ulnar nerve in his pitching arm. General manager Sandy Alderson said deGrom will likely need surgery, but he said it won't be a significant procedure, so Tommy John seems to be off the table. It's uncertain at this point if deGrom will face any limitations at the start of spring training.
DeGrom (forearm) will start Sunday against Minnesota, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. DeGrom has been sidelined with forearm inflammation all month, an injury that's always scary for starters considering how often we see it eventually lead to Tommy John surgery. He probably won't be able to go terribly deep -- his longest bullpen session this month has been 35 pitches -- but it wasn't clear if he'd be able to return this season at all, so this is great news for the Mets.