Sunday April 10th, 2016

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New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom has been scratched from his next start due to lat tightness, the team announced Sunday.

DeGrom initially felt tightness in his right lat during his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday and had his regularly scheduled bullpen session scratched two days later.

The hope of the team is that he will miss one start and be ready after a week off.

"That's what I expect," deGrom said. "I don't think it should be any more than that. …We're pretty happy with how it's improving already. We're just erring on the side of caution."

The Mets don’t plan for deGrom to have an MRI and don’t expect there will be a need for him to take significant time off.

Logan Verrett will make the start in place of deGrom. 

DeGrom won his first start of the season, giving up five hits and an earned run in six innings. 



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