Jacob deGrom
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The New York Mets officially place Jacob deGrom on the 10-day DL, affirming that both parties are all-in on the cautious approach.

It’ll be the cautious approach and both parties are all-in.

The New York Mets officially placed starting pitcher Jacob deGrom on MLB’s 10-day DL. Mickey Callaway made the announcement as he spoke to reporters prior to his team’s series finale with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.

“[Monday] Jacob deGrom is not going to start. We thought long and hard about this. Jacob deGrom is in a great spot with his throwing. He threw a bullpen [Saturday] totally pain free, but the more and more we talked about this, we need to take care of the season and Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets,” Callaway said, per the New York Post‘s Fred Kerber. “So we made the decision we’re going to DL Jacob deGrom.”

It’s clear that not only did the organization feel the cautious approach was the right move, but so did deGrom and his camp.

deGrom, 29, first suffered the pain in his last start. When at-bat against the Atlanta Braves last week, the Mets ace suffered a right-elbow injury. He was clearly frustrated when leaving the field after four splendid innings pitched.

The short-haired righty has been everything the Mets could have hoped for this season. Pitching to a 1.87 ERA and 0.992 WHIP, deGrom’s record of 3-0 with 54 strikeouts in 43.1 total innings pitched will be carried into his next start after the short DL stint.

The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies finish a three-game set on Sunday at Citi Field with Noah Syndergaard on the mound for the Amazins’.

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