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Jacob deGrom Out For Remainder Of Season

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New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom likely to miss remainder of season with elbow injury

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom will likely miss the remainder of the 2016 season with elbow pain. The pain seems to be centered around the ulnar nerve in the same elbow deGrom had Tommy John surgery on in 2010.

This injury is not uncommon in pitchers that have had Tommy John surgery, but will sideline deGrom for up to six months as he needs surgery to relieve the pain. The Mets are hoping that the pain is just caused by scar tissue that is pressing on the nerve.

DeGrom had this to say about his situation:

“I’ve been through Tommy John before, and I definitely don’t want to go through that again, so I think this is good news compared to what it could’ve been.”

Jacob was scheduled to start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins but felt pain while throwing before Saturday’s game.

This is what deGrom said about the first time he felt the pain:

“I just tried to lob it into the bucket, and I guess throwing that bullpen messed with that nerve, and after I threw it I said, OK, I’ve got to go say something….”

The Mets ace is 7-8 this season with a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts.

Just like every other team in the majors, the Mets have a little bit deeper bullpen due to September call-ups. Manager Terry Collins will need to use that extra depth in the absence of deGrom.

Gabriel Ynoa will start in place of deGrom on Sunday against the Twins.

DeGrom has been experiencing numbness in two of his fingers during the season. He also went on to say that the numbness turned into pain as the season went on and that prompted an MRI.

With a rotation that is already down Matt Harvey; Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo have stepped up to provide innings for this banged up Mets pitching staff.

Including the playoffs last season, deGrom threw over 200 innings and that could be an underlying factor in this situation.

The Mets will definitely miss deGrom but should get him back 100% healthy at the start of next season.