New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was placed on the Family Emergency List, Sunday, due to ‘complications’ with his newborn son, Jaxon.

By Jeremy Fialkow

According to Mets Manager Terry Collins, New York placed 27-year-old RHP Jacob deGrom on the team’s medical emergency list, Saturday, giving him three to seven days to deal with issues concerning his newborn son. Eric Campbell was activated in his place on the roster.

Of course, deGrom will be allowed all the time he needs to deal with his situation appropriately.

Terry Collins said:

“We’re all praying and pulling for him…He’s not sleeping much and we’re certainly rooting for him. It’s a real life situation.”

Still, Mets fans who find themselves terribly worried about deGrom’s tight lat muscle were given the pleasing news that Jacob is healing as expected.

The injury that caused him to skip his last start, Tuesday, has nothing to do with his impending absence next week. He will not pitch next Tuesday solely because of the family issue. He will, however, throw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

Obviously, Jacob has other things to worry about now. Good luck to the deGrom family and their son, Jaxon.

Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.