DeGrom won't pitch again for Mets this season
Jacob deGrom's season is officially over.
The New York Mets announced Tuesday the two-time Cy Young winner won't pitch again in 2021.
"Everyone is fully on board," Mets manager Luis Rojas said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "Jake is fully on board. It's the right thing."
DeGrom, who hasn't pitched in the majors since early July due to an elbow issue, threw a bullpen session Monday but hasn't played in any minor-league games. New York has already been eliminated from playoff contention and only has six contests remaining on its schedule.
"He checked all the boxes for it, but we talked today - and with him too, and everyone - and at this point, there's no point for him to pitch in a game," Rojas said. "He's just going to shut it down for the season and focus on his offseason routine. … He was fine to pitch after the side (session) yesterday, but at this point, it just doesn't make any sense to have him go out there and compete."
The right-hander said in early September that he's healthy but needed to ramp up again.
DeGrom was limited to 15 starts this season due to multiple injuries. However, the 33-year-old was named an All-Star for the fourth time after posting a 1.08 ERA with a career-best 14.3 K/9. His 4.9 fWAR is the fourth-highest total in the National League among hurlers.
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