The Mets have made a roster move to hold them over while Jacob deGrom is temporarily sidelined.
With Jacob deGrom unable to start tonight because of tightness in his right side, which the Mets have said was shown to merely be inflammation of his right lat after he had an MRI, the team has called up right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto and optioned fellow right-handed pitcher Sean-Reid Foley to Triple-A Syracuse.
Yamamoto hasn’t yet thrown a pitch for the Mets, but the team acquired him from the Marlins in a trade over the winter. He figured to be one of the starting pitchers who could provide the Mets with legitimate starting pitching depth this year. At the moment, the team is planning to have Miguel Castro start their game in St. Louis tonight.
Reid-Foley, who also came to the Mets in a trade—the one that sent Steven Matz to the Blue Jays—has been excellent in two outings so far this year, with a 0.00 ERA and 0.31 FIP with seven strikeouts and no walks in five innings of work, all of which have come in long relief. But since he made a two-inning outing last night in St. Louis, he’s the odd man out for now, even though Joey Lucchesi threw multiple innings last night, too, and pitched far less effectively.