The Mets on Monday placed Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis.
“I’m very relieved,” Terry Collins said according to ESPN New York. “Actually, that’s about as good as you could hope for, if that was all it’s going to be. We’ll give him a little downtime to get some energy and some strength back in his arm and be ready for the last month.”
deGrom first experienced shoulder pain during his last start on Friday. Team doctors examined and diagnosed him Monday. Assistant general manager John Ricco said deGrom will take anti-inflammatories.
Rafael Montero will be recalled to take deGrom’s place, getting the start Tuesday. He was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in a short stint with the Mets in May. But he has been pitching much better lately in Las Vegas.