Mets deGrom to be shut down for 2 weeks: reports

Jacob deGrom

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLUSHING, Queens — Mets ace Jacob deGrom is being shut down for at two more weeks because of inflammation in his right arm, making it unlikely he’ll rejoin the NL East leaders before September.

Acting New York general manager Zack Scott said deGrom was diagnosed with inflammation following a bullpen session Thursday.

Mets manager Luis Rojas said the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner didn’t throw Friday, a deviation from deGrom’s normal healthy routine of throwing every day. DeGrom is 7-2 with 1.08 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 146 in 92 innings.

He hasn’t pitched since July 7, when he allowed two runs and struck out 10 over seven innings against Milwaukee.

DeGrom was put on the injured list July 18 with right forearm tightness.

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