New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom will undergo season-ending elbow surgery to take care of a pesky ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow.
ESPN reported Tuesday that deGrom will most likely need at least three months to recover.
DeGrom was putting together a good season for the Mets as New York was trying to make the playoffs for the second straight season. He put together a 3.04 ERA in 148 innings. That was until last month his elbow flared up and forced him to exit by the fifth inning in his last three starts.
He was supposed to get the start this past Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, but it was called off last minute.
Now the Mets will have to rely on Seth Lugo for the rest of the season as playoffs loom in the distance.