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Mets give update on Jacob deGrom after leaving Friday’s start with apparent injury

Mets, Jacob deGrom

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom put together another fantastic start on Friday night against the San Diego Padres, but he left early with right flexor tendonitis.

But don’t worry Mets fans, it’s not serious. Manager Luis Rojas addressed the injury on Saturday and gave some encouraging news on the hard-throwing righty, per SNY:

“He came in today and said that he was fine and wanted to go outside and play catch,” Rojas said. “We did an MRI this morning just out of precaution and it came back, as we expected, clean. We’re just taking it day-by-day, but today he’s fine.”

deGrom was lights out for the Mets, tossing six innings of one-hit ball while striking out 10. He now has a ridiculous 0.56 ERA in 10 starts, which is the lowest of any pitcher ever at this point in a big-league season.

What’s even more impressive is that he’s also raking. deGrom is hitting .400 and has surrendered just four runs on the bump while collecting five RBI’s at the dish. He’s one of the biggest reasons the Mets are in top spot in the National League East and looks to be on track for yet another Cy Young award.

It’s great news that he’s out there getting his throwing in just a day after a start where he supposedly felt discomfort. At this point, the 32-year-old isn’t expected to miss a start.