The Mets are hopeful Jacob deGrom can make his next start.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has no ligament damage in his injured right elbow and will try to make his next scheduled start on Monday against the Reds, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters Thursday morning.
Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported before the team announcement that deGrom would miss at least four starts.
DeGrom left his start on Wednesday night after throwing just 46 pitches in four scoreless innings. He was injured in the third while striking out swinging but did pitch the fourth inning with no trouble, allowing only a single to Nick Markakis.
The Mets announced that deGrom was diagnosed with a hyper-extended right elbow and would receive an MRI. The results the MRI came back clean on Thursday.
DeGrom has been stellar in seven starts this season, allowing just a 1.87 ERA and 0.992 WHIP and striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings.
Speaking after Wednesday’s game, Callaway didn’t rule out the idea of Matt Harvey returning to the starting rotation to replace deGrom.
The Mets are 17–11 on the season and just half a game behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East division.