It was announced this morning that Jacob deGrom will be scratched from his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Marlins. Manager Terry Collins stated that deGrom’s right lat has “improved, but not enough.” It seems the Mets will take a day-to- day approach with deGrom before they consider placing him on the disabled list.
Right-hander Logan Verrett will start in deGrom’s place on Wednesday.
Jacob deGrom pitched in a minor league intrasquad game this afternoon and threw 71 pitches. The Mets did not provide a final line for deGrom’s afternoon. Orginally deGrom was scheduled to pitch tonight in Las Vegas against the Cubs, but was held back in Port St. Lucie as his wife is expecting their child any day now. He is expected to start their home opener at Citi Field on April 8th. Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald will start for the Mets tonight in his hometown of Las Vegas.