Jacob deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner and ace pitcher for the New York Mets, has been placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation. This comes after deGrom left his start against the Texas Rangers on May 9th after just one inning.
It is not yet known how severe deGrom’s injury is or how long he will be out, but the Mets are surely hoping for a quick recovery as he has been one of the best pitchers in the league for several seasons now.
The 32-year-old right-hander has been off to another sensational start to the season, with a 2-2 record, 0.68 ERA, and 65 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched. Despite his elite performance on the mound, deGrom has experienced his fair share of injuries over the years, including a previous elbow injury in 2018.
The Mets will likely be cautious with their star pitcher, as they know how important he is to their success this season. They currently sit in first place in the NL East and will need deGrom healthy down the stretch if they hope to make a deep playoff run.
In the meantime, the team will have to rely on their other pitchers to step up in deGrom’s absence. Taijuan Walker, who has been solid in his first season with the Mets, will likely take over as the team’s top starter for the time being.
It’s always concerning when a player of deGrom’s caliber gets injured, especially when it concerns his throwing arm. However, if history has shown us anything, it’s that deGrom is a resilient pitcher who has always bounced back from previous injuries.
Regardless of how long he’s out, the Mets will be hoping for a speedy recovery for their ace and a return to the mound soon. In the meantime, fans and baseball enthusiasts will certainly be keeping a close eye on deGrom’s status updates for any improvements in his condition.