Mets will skip Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom’s final turn in the rotation

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Jacob deGrom’s final turn in the Mets’ rotation will be skipped in order to limit his workload, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

deGrom missed some time with a shoulder injury last month and has thrown 179 innings between the minors and majors, including 140 innings with a 2.63 ERA and 144/43 K/BB ratio for the Mets as a 26-year-old rookie.

Reds speedster Billy Hamilton is the more-hyped National League Rookie of the Year candidate and he’s also had a good season–making up for poor hitting with speed and defense–but deGrom would probably get my (hypothetical) vote.

Last week deGrom tied the MLB record by striking out the first eight batters he faced against the Marlins and overall since mid-June he has a 1.90 ERA in 15 starts.

Red Sox place Chris Sale on 10-day injured list

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.

Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.