Montero and Germen Likely To Be Demoted To Make Room For Colon and deGrom

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments

bartolo colon

Adam Rubin surmises that the Mets will likely demote Gonzalez Germen and Rafael Montero when the Mets activate Jacob deGrom on Saturday and Bartolo Colon on Sunday.

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.

August 20

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.

This sets up the weekend rotation with Jon Niese on Friday, Jacob deGrom on Saturday, and Colon on Sunday.

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.

Finally, the Dodgers have altered their pitching rotation to give Zack Greinke two extra days of rest. Clayton Kershaw, who was originally scheduled to start Friday against the Mets, will instead go Thursday against the San Diego Padres on his normal four days of rest. Big break for the Mets.

MMO footer

About the Author ()

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.