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New York Mets say Jacob deGrom won’t return over final week

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Jul 27, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets injured starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) watches from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 27, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets injured starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) watches from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets made it official Tuesday by saying right-hander Jacob deGrom will not pitch again this season.

After a throwing session Monday, deGrom appeared in line to return to the mound after an injury-plagued season. Manager Luis Rojas, however, said the club decided there was no reason to put him into a meaningless game with a week remaining on the schedule. The Mets have been eliminated from playoff consideration.

The 33-year-old hurler was 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA to start the season before going on the disabled list with forearm tightness. He did not pitch again after July 7.

The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner made just 15 starts in 2021 and was named an All-Star but did not participate in the showcase game. In eight seasons, deGrom is 77-53 with a 2.50 ERA in 198 starts.

deGrom received rookie of the year honors in 2014 in addition to being named a four-time All-Star.

–Field Level Media