New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is uncertain for his scheduled start in Friday’s home opener due to the expected birth of his son, reports MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
deGrom’s wife was due Tuesday but is now not expected to give birth until at least Wednesday, and according to the report, the hurler is keeping his phone with Mets trainers during games in case she goes into labor. He’s prepared to miss Friday’s start to join his wife in Florida should the birth occur around then.
deGrom announced in March that he would attend the birth of his son, despite his team’s schedule.
“I have absolutely no issue with it,” Collins said in March. “I think he should be there, absolutely he needs to be there. We can easily work around it. I had no issue when Daniel [Murphy] went on the paternity list. He needed to be there and we were just fine.”
deGrom, 27, went 14–8 with a 2.54 ERA in 2015 for the National League champions.