Josh Tomlin needs shoulder surgery, out 3-4 months

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Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin will undergo shoulder surgery next week and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months, the team announced.

Tomlin lost the fifth starter competition this spring and had been optioned to Triple-A, but because of the injury his assignment to the minors was rescinded and he’ll instead be placed on the Indians’ disabled list.

Tomlin has a 4.89 ERA in 448 career innings at age 30 and once healthy he figures to be behind Danny Salazar for a call-up to the Indians’ rotation (assuming Salazar isn’t already in the majors).

Mets scratch Jacob deGrom due to neck tightness

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PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets have scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from his start against the Phillies on Friday.

DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn’t plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt soreness playing catch after his last start. He threw from the mound Thursday and thought he could still pitch the opener of a three-game series in Philadelphia but will skip the outing as a precaution.

DeGrom is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts this season.