New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has reportedly left the team in Philadelphia to return to New York for an examination on his ailing throwing shoulder.
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post:
DeGrom has shoulder soreness and is headed to NY.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2014
deGrom last pitched Thursday, when he allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings of a game the Mets eventually lost at Washington. He had won his previous five starts, with a 1.04 ERA and 0.894 WHIP over that span.
The 26-year-old made his big league debut in May and lost his first four decisions before rebounding to win six of his next seven.
In 16 starts, deGrom is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 1.226 WHIP in 100.1 innings, with 94 strikeouts.
The Mets added deGrom to their 40-man roster in December after he was 7-7 with a 4.51 ERA and 1.449 WHIP in 26 starts and 147.2 innings across three levels of their system in 2013.
deGrom was a ninth-round pick out of Stetson University in 2010, but he missed all of the 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
He came back in 2012 and pitched well at both Class-A Savannah and High-A St. Lucie, posting a 2.43 ERA and 0.997 WHIP in 19 starts and 111.1 innings across those two levels.
In seven starts for Triple-A Las Vegas in April and May, deGrom was 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.278 WHIP in 38.1 innings, earning his first trip to the show.