Things are quickly going from bad to worse for the New York Mets.
Michael Avallone of MiLB.com was the first to report that Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Tuesday's start versus the St. Louis Cardinals. MLB insider Jon Heyman tweeted deGrom is dealing with side tightness, while SNY's Steve Gelbs explained Miguel Castro will start in place of the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner.
ESPN's Jeff Passan added:
Jacob deGrom won’t make his scheduled start tonight, per source. Unclear whether this is an issue that’s likely to linger. Mets will be addressing it later.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 4, 2021
Jacob deGrom’s injury, deemed by one source as right-side tightness, isn’t believed to be serious. Another source said the expectation is deGrom will miss only one start. Still, anything having to do with deGrom’s health is taken extraordinarily seriously — and understandably so.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 4, 2021
Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News then tweeted:
deGrom started feeling the side tightness a couple of days ago. Mets wanted to limit his workload in response, then this morning when it didn't get any better, they scratched him. Doesn't sound serious, team hoping he'll miss just the one start.— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) May 4, 2021
Luis Rojas on Jacob deGrom's right side tightness:— SNY (@SNYtv) May 4, 2021
"He's getting further tests right now and we're waiting to see results" pic.twitter.com/hIPiASTlkZ
"It's confusing for me. I respect everybody who made that decision, but to me it doesn't make sense right now"— SNY (@SNYtv) May 4, 2021
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