NEW YORK (AP) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom could be headed to the disabled list if he is unable to throw a bullpen session when he rejoins the team Friday in Cleveland.
DeGrom left last Friday's home opener against Philadelphia after six innings because a muscle in his right side was tight. New York decided last weekend to skip his next turn in the rotation, and deGrom went to Florida for the birth Monday of his first child.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that ''we don't want to continue to play that short for another two weeks.''
The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom allowed one run and five hits in a 7-2 victory over the Phillies. His fastball averaged 92 mph, down from 95-96 mph last year.