Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mets place pitcher Jacob deGrom on Emergency Family leave due to complications after birth of his son.

I hope everything works out for the best and Jake’s son pulls through fine. 
NY DailyNews reports the Mets placed Jacob deGrom on MLB’s family medical emergency list Saturday, allowing the right-hander to remain with his wife and newborn son, who is going through a medical issue.

While the team would not go into details, Terry Collins said there were 
“complications,” after the birth of the baby Monday night and deGrom needed to remain in Florida “for a couple days.”
It has been a scary time for the new parents, Collins said.

“I have spoken to him every day, he’s where you would expect him to be,” Terry Collins said before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Indians at Progressive Field. “He’s not sleeping much.

“We’re certainly rooting for him and Stacey and the baby to hang in there,” the Mets manager added quietly.

The Mets used the official MLB term for the list, which includes “bereavement and family medical emergency,” creating concern and confusion. Collins said he was “not qualified,” to say if this was a life-threatening situation.

But, Collins said, to the Mets and deGrom it is a very serious situation.

“It’s a real-life situation and certainly we take the game of baseball very seriously, but this changes a lot of things,” Collins said. “You guys have been around Jake, he’s such a good guy, Stacey is outstanding.

“So, we just sit here the last few days, those guys in there can all tell you they do as best they can to stay in touch with him, but we’re all praying and pulling for him,” Collins said. “It’s unfortunately, it’s part of life.”

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