The New York Mets have placed rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder.
The move is retroactive to Aug. 8. The Mets will promote pitcher Rafael Montero from Triple A Las Vegas in a corresponding roster move. Montero is expected to start Tuesday against the Washington Nationals.
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The 26-year-old deGrom is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts this season and should return after missing two starts.
“Very relieved,” Mets manager Terry Collins said, via the New York Daily News. “It’s actually, that’s about as good as you can hope for that that was all it was going to be. He’ll be ready for the last month.”
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