DePo weighs in on deGrom injury

August, 29, 2013
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Courtesy of New York Mets
Jacob deGrom


NEW YORK -- Right-handed pitching prospect Jacob deGrom, who is due to be added to the 40-man roster this offseason to shield him from the Rule 5 draft, left his Triple-A start after two innings on Wednesday night at Colorado Springs under the care of a trainer. He has an apparent shoulder issue.

Paul DePodesta wrote via text message Thursday morning: "He mentioned that he felt a little stiff, and we didn't want to take any risks. He said he was feeling fine before the game was even over."

DeGrom, based on production, would merit a call-up to the Mets for rotation work, but team officials are passing, just as they are with Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard.

DeGrom has jumped all the way from Class A St. Lucie to Las Vegas this season, and has now logged 147 2/3 innings. His innings count in official minor league games in 2012 was 111 1/3, but DePodesta has suggested that is misleadingly low because deGrom also pitched in extended spring training games last year, which is not reflected in that innings total.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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