The Mets have placed Jacob deGrom on the disabled list, officially changing course from the plan that would have had him starting in Cincinnati on Monday night. The team says that deGrom is fine and that the change was made out of precaution. If that’s really the case, it’s a nice change from how the team has handled pitchers in similar situations over the past few years.
deGrom has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year. He’s thrown 43.1 innings over seven starts and has a 1.97 ERA and 2.10 FIP, both of which rank among the leaders across all of baseball. His strikeout rate is at a career-high 32.0 percent, while his walk rate has been in line with his career norms at 6.5 percent.
There’s no word yet on who will start for the Mets on Monday night in Cincinnati, but Corey Oswalt won’t be available, as he started last night for Las Vegas.