There is also the possibility that the Mets could simply find a candidate who they could place on the DL, perhaps Jenrry Mejia who in addition to a knee and hernia issue is now dealing with a sore back.
Terry Collins told reporters that Bartolo Colon, who is on bereavement leave to mourn the death of his mother, will start for the Mets on Sunday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. After his start, Colon then will return to the Dominican Republic to attend his mother’s funeral.
The Mets will need to make two roster moves before activating deGrom and Colon. They also have Daisuke Matsuzaka nearing a return after his next rehab start.