Mets' deGrom likely to miss next start with sore forearm

BY foxsports • September 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is likely to miss his next scheduled start because of soreness in his right forearm.

The team made the announcement Friday night during the first inning of its game against NL East-leading Washington.

New York said deGrom had a precautionary MRI earlier in the day and it was negative. The club said there was no structural damage and he will take medication.

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year has been hit hard in losing his last three starts. He got seven days off before pitching Thursday night because the Mets were worried he was fatigued.

As he left the dugout after five innings against Miami, deGrom waved for the team trainer to join him. He insisted after the game that he was all right.

The right-hander is 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts.

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