NEW YORK -- Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom is finished for the season and will likely undergo surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in that elbow, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on Saturday.
deGrom had been scheduled to start against the Twins on Sunday but was scratched. He hasn't pitched since Sept. 1.
Mets shut down Jacob deGrom; nerve surgery likely
Alderson said deGrom threw an effective bullpen session on Friday, but when he made a throw in the outfield while shagging fly balls during batting practice after that, he experienced some pain. That's when the Mets decided to shut him down.
deGrom underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in October 2010. But Alderson said the pending surgery wouldn't be as extensive.
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