Jun 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets place Jacob deGrom on disabled list

Over the weekend, the New York Mets announced that pitcher Jacob deGrom was headed to New York to have his sore shoulder examined. The results are in…

Ugh. Not what Mets fans wanted to hear. deGrom has been a bright spot in an otherwise dreary season. But there are a couple of positives here.

Here’s one…

Imagine if the rotator cuff was torn. That would require surgery and deGrom would definitely not return this season. The Mets have at least temporarily caught a break here. (Wait. The Mets caught a break?)

The other positive is that the Mets have recalled Rafael Montero. In 20 innings with the Mets, he’s 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.600 WHIP. No, those aren’t pretty numbers, but the Mets #6 prospect (according to MLB Pipeline) has been dealing fairly well in the minors. Across three levels (R, A+, AAA), Montero is 6-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.200 WHIP in 80 innings pitched (17 starts). He has struck out 82 opponents while walking 33.

Montero will likely start tomorrow night’s game (originally slated to be a start by deGrom) against the Washington Nationals.

For this season, deGrom has 16 starts of which 12 have been quality starts (75%). He owns a 6-5 record with a 2.87 ERA and 1.226 WHIP. He has pitched 100.1 innings, striking out 94 while walking 33.

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