Mets' Jacob deGrom shut down for 'few days' with lat inflammation
It's unknown when Jacob deGrom, the NL Pitcher of the Month for April who posted a 0.51 ERA with 59 strikeouts in five starts and 35 innings, will return to the rotation.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets' Jacob deGrom shut down for 'few days' with lat inflammation

New York Mets fans found themselves holding their breaths Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that ace and two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom had been scratched from his scheduled start at the St. Louis Cardinals due to right side tightness. 

The Mets confirmed later in the day that an MRI showed deGrom is dealing with inflammation in his right lat. As a result, the 32-year-old will be shut down from throwing for at least a "few days" while he's monitored: 

According to Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News, those within the organization aren't panicking: 

Right-hander Miguel Castro was scheduled to start for the Mets on Tuesday in deGrom's place. It's unknown when deGrom, the NL Pitcher of the Month for April who posted a 0.51 ERA with 59 strikeouts in five starts and 35 innings, will return to the rotation. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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