Jacob deGrom is away from the Mets after the birth of his first child, but he's also facing the possibility of a disabled list trip thanks to the lat injury he suffered in his first start of the season.

The Mets have not placed deGrom on the disabled list or on paternity leave because if they place him on paternity, they lose the right to backdate his DL stint. If he is put on the DL, the Mets can make it retroactive to April 9.

According to DiComo, the Mets are willing to wait a bit longer on the decision...

There is a possibility that the Mets ace could make his next start if all goes well...

The Mets need to be very cautious with their star arm. Even though the fanbase is frustrated with the team's 2-5 start, deGrom is far more important in August than he is in April.

Remember the lat injury to Steven Matz last year? They need to remember that and be careful and mindful of that. He missed two months of the season.