New York Mets ace Jacob DeGrom traveled back to New York on Friday and has an MRI scan scheduled on his right elbow, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters in St. Louis.
The Mets placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 16, said general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. DeGrom could return as early as April 26 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Callaway said DeGrom's elbow was "barking" after playing on Thursday, and that the Mets are being cautious with the current National League Cy Young Award winner.
The Mets and the Cardinals open a series of three games on Friday night. DeGrom was scheduled to launch on Saturday. The Mets have yet to name a replacement.
"We're not sure what exactly it is, so we want you to review it," Callaway said. "It's just a little bit tender at the elbow, we do not know if it's just general fatigue, so we're being too cautious at the moment, we have 90 percent of the season left and we do not feel any reason to put too much pressure on him." in this point. There is simply no reason to do so. "
The DeGrom, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery to replace his torn ulnar collateral ligament in 2010. He also underwent surgery to repair nerve damage in his right elbow in 2016.
After starting the season with two starts without scoring, deGrom is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his last two. He has also left a total of five homers in those starts, the maximum he has allowed in a span of two games in his career.
The right-hander won the Cy Young Award last season with a 1.70 ERA in 32 starts. He signed a $ 137.5 million contract for five years in March, just before Inaugural Day.