DeGrom is scheduled to start Monday night's game in Cincinnati against the Reds.
DeGrom suffered an injury to his pitching elbow, hyperextending it when he swung and missed while batting in the third inning of Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The MRI and clinical examination did not reveal any structural or other damage, the Mets said. But Callaway said the decision to shelve deGrom a start came with the long-term view in mind. We thought long and hard about this.
As Callaway noted, deGrom will start throwing again soon and stay on his usual routine thereafter.
The 29-year-old was hurt while batting Wednesday against Atlanta, and after an MRI and scan NY said he had been given the OK to make Monday's start at Cincinnati.
"He's available to come off the DL on Sunday since it's going to be backdated". We're also well aware of the Mets' history when it comes to underselling injuries. "We sat down and talked about the welfare of our team moving forward, not reacting on what's been going on lately, which would have been a mistake".
DeGrom will throw an addition bullpen session Tuesday.
"He is experiencing nothing at all [in terms of symptoms]", Callaway said about deGrom. If all goes well, he will throw a bullpen session Friday before his next start.
"Tentative plans are for him to start Sunday", deGrom said. At this point I think he's better off to go up there and just bunt and get guys over.
deGrom has posted a a 1.87 ERA over 7 starts and 43 1/3 innings.