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Mets Injury News: Jacob deGrom has shoulder soreness, will have MRI, miss start on Tuesday

The rookie has had an excellent season so far, but the news is worrisome.

Mitchell Layton

The Mets announced this morning that Jacob deGrom has shoulder soreness and will be sent back to New York for an MRI. He will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday night at Citi Field. The 26-year-old pitcher has been the Mets' best since making his major league debut, pitching to a 2.87 ERA and 3.06 FIP.

Perhaps the soreness will turn out to be nothing, as was the case with Jon Niese earlier in the year, but any news of an arm injury to a pitcher is very concerning. For what it's worth, deGrom's velocity was down a bit in his start on Thursday in Washington, as he averaged 93.7 miles per hour with his fastball according to Brooks Baseball. He had done that a handful of times earlier in the year, though, so there's no guarantee the shoulder issue and velocity were related.

The Mets have not yet announced who will replace deGrom in the rotation. Assistant general manager John Ricco suggested Carlos Torres could make a spot start if deGrom will miss just one start, while either Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard could get a promotion if deGrom is expected to miss more time.