Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom says his elbow felt better Saturday, one day after the team had said he would return to New York for an MRI.
Manager Mickey Callaway said deGrom now may not need to have the MRI, but will be checked out by the team’s medical staff when the Mets return to New York on Monday.
On Friday, the Mets said the reigning Cy Young Award winner would be placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Tuesday. DeGrom was scratched from his Saturday start against the Cardinals.
“It’s just a little sore,” deGrom said in St. Louis after throwing in the outfield.
I mean, why take any risks? Just get an MRI to be on the safe side.