Jacob deGrom headed to disabled list
Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom is going to land on the 15-day DL with rotator cuff tendinitis.
Mets rookie starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is going to be placed on the disabled list, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told reporters Monday (Marc Carig/Adam Rubin). His shoulder injury is rotator cuff tendinitis and prospect Rafael Montero will take his spot in the rotation for now.
DeGrom, 26, is in the midst of a very good season, worthy of NL Rookie of the Year consideration. He's 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 94 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings. He's 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in his last six starts.
Montero, 23, has made four starts this season and posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. In 15 starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, though, he's been very good, going 6-3 with a 3.28 ERA (in a ridiculously hitter-friendly ballpark and league) and 75 strikeouts in 74 innings.