Jacob deGrom 'day-to-day' with forearm tightness, won't pitch Monday

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Jacob deGrom front view ball still in hand grey uniform
Jacob deGrom front view ball still in hand grey uniform

Mets manager Luis Rojas said on Saturday that Jacob deGrom is "day-to-day" with forearm tightness and won't make a start in the coming days.

According to Rojas, deGrom tried to throw a bullpen session on Friday but didn't finish it because "he felt some tightness in his forearm." Rojas added that deGrom told him he felt the same tightness in his arm before the All-Star break.

"He played catch at home and he attempted to throw a side or two and he felt the tightness again and he just stopped throwing," Rojas said. " ... It's a similar feel that he has inbetween starts sometimes with forearm tightness -- it goes away, but this time it hasn't gone away. That's why, right now, he's just getting treatment."

DeGrom had an MRI on Friday, which came back negative. The Mets' ace has had several MRIs over the course of this bumpy but dominant season, all of which have come back negative.

"Right now we’re treating the player for what he feels and what's getting in the way of him doing his work," Rojas said. " ... Until that tightness is gone, we’re just not gonna have him throw."

Taijuan Walker will pitch Sunday for the Mets. Who starts Monday is to be determined, Rojas said.