Mets starter Jacob deGrom likely is out for the rest of the season and is likely to have surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in his throwing arm, the Mets informed reporters before Saturday’s game against the Twins.
DeGrom was set to start Sunday’s season finale, with the Mets in the Wild Card hunt. He had not pitched since September 1, and struggled in his most recent three starts. Expectations for his return were originally low, with him potentially returning as a reliever before the Mets announced this week he would pitch Sunday.
“It's unlikely he'll pitch again this season,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.
The big righthander finishes the season with a 3.04 ERA and 7–8 record in 24 starts.
The Mets entered Saturday with a two game lead for the NL’s second wild card spot.