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Jacob deGrom day-to-day with shoulder soreness [UPDATE]

Mets ace left Wednesday’s start but is fine after receiving an MRI, per manager Luis Rojas

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets warms up before the game against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on June 16, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Update, June 17th — deGrom received an MRI on Thursday after leaving his start last night with shoulder soreness. The Mets ace is day-to-day and manager Luis Rojas said deGrom is fine. It appears deGrom could avoid another stint on the injured list.

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has dominated the opposition this season, but on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs, he was pulled due to what is being described as right shoulder soreness. deGrom showed some soreness in the top of the third inning and did not come out for the fourth inning. Here is the pitch where the discomfort showed up.

deGrom has been dominant this season and one of the best pitchers in baseball. He entered Wednesday’s game with a 0.56 ERA and a 0.53 WHIP. Both led the league and only lack of run support has kept him from more than his six wins.

deGrom left Wednesday’s game with eight strikeouts over three perfect innings. He had struck seven straight batters prior to departing the game. Sean Reid-Foley replaced him in the fourth inning.