Jacob deGrom on leave due to complications with newborn

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 11:19 PM

Jaxon Anthony was born on Monday night. The baby immediately had "complications," according to Collins. The manager added that he was unable to disclose the gravity of the medical issue.

Jacob deGrom on leave due to complications with newborn

CLEVELAND -- The NY Mets placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on family emergency leave because of a medical issue with his newborn son, manager Terry Collins said Saturday.

Jaxon Anthony was born on Monday night. The baby immediately had "complications," according to Collins. The manager added that he was unable to disclose the gravity of the medical issue.

DeGrom will be inactive for three to seven days, but he'll continue to toss off a mound at the team'south FL complex while commuting 2½ hours from his family residence in DeLand. Team executive believe deGrom could re-enter the rotation for an abbreviated outing as soon as following weekend in Atlanta if his family situation allows.

"I've spoken to him every day," Collins said. "He'south where you'd expect him to be. He'south not sleeping much. We're certainly rooting for him and Stacey and the baby to hang in there... It'south a real-life situation. Certainly we get the game of baseball very seriously. This changes a lot of things. He'south such a excellent guy. Stacey is outstanding. You sit here the latest few days -- and those guys in [the clubhouse] can all tell you -- they do the best they can to stay in touch with him. We're all praying and pulling for him. Unfortunately it'south portion of life and we've got to get care of business."

DeGrom had been scratched from his start this past week against the Miami Marlins because of right lat tightness before the baby was born. Had the family issue not arisen, deGrom likely would've been capable of taking his following turn on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Instead, Logan Verrett will create that start against the Phillies. Verrett tossed six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Wednesday while filling in for deGrom.

Utility player Eric Campbell has returned from Triple-A Las Vegas to get deGrom'south roster spot. That restores the Mets to a standard five-man bench.

DeGrom plans to proceed with a 40-pitch bullpen session on Sun in Harbour St. Lucie. He then may face batters at the Mets' FL complex on Tuesday.

"He'south staying in excellent shape," Collins said. "... The lat's fine."

DeGrom allowed one running on five hits in six innings against the Phillies on April eight in his lone appearance this season, but his fastball velocity sat at 92.4 mph. That's 2.5 miles per hour off his fastball velocity average in April 2015.

The Mets have suggested that deGrom'south fastball velocity isn't the result of injury, but instead likely reflects a hangover from latest year'south heavy usage, which they hope he eventually will shake. DeGrom tossed two hundred sixteen innings, including the postseason, in 2015.

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