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Mets' Jacob deGrom to stay in Florida with sick newborn
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Mets' Jacob deGrom to stay in Florida with sick newborn

Published Apr. 16, 2016 4:21 p.m. ET

CLEVELAND (AP) The New York Mets have placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on the family medical emergency medical list because of health complications involving his newborn child.

DeGrom left the team this week for the birth of his first child in Florida. Manager Terry Collins said before Saturday's game against Cleveland that complications developed and deGrom needed to stay with his family for a few more days.

DeGrom will be on the list from three to seven days.

DeGrom was dealing with a sore muscle in his right side. He won his only start of the season on April 8, allowing one run in six innings against Philadelphia. He threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Friday.

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Logan Verrett will start Tuesday in Philadelphia. He pitched six shutout innings against the Marlins, taking deGrom's spot in the rotation last Wednesday.

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