DeGrom felt uncomfortable on Friday during a bullpen session in Pittsburgh, according to Rojas. An MRI a few hours later showed there was a contraction of the forearm but no structural damage. The right-hander has yet to be reinserted into the rotation and there is no projection on when deGrom could throw again. It is seen from day to day.
“At the moment we are treating the player for what he feels,” Rojas said. “This is how we approach day to day until he feels good and can throw. “
DeGrom is 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA leading the major leagues in 15 starts this season, despite several health issues. He last pitched on July 7 against Milwaukee.
Rojas added that deGrom said on Saturday that he also felt similar tightness in his forearm during a paddock session just before the all-star break. DeGrom did not attend Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Coors Field in Denver, choosing instead to spend time with his family and rest for the second half.
The two-time National League award winner Cy Young skipped an outing between April 28 and May 9 due to discomfort in his right lat muscle, then didn’t throw again until May 25 while hanging out. on the injured list with what the Mets said was oppression in his right side. DeGrom left his June 11 game against San Diego after six innings with flexor tendonitis in his right arm.
Rojas said on Saturday that these ailments, including the oppression of the right forearm, were unrelated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.