Sore Jacob deGrom uncertain for next turn in Mets rotation

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NEW YORK — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom might miss his next turn in New York’s rotation because of a sore muscle in his right side.

DeGrom won the Mets’ home opener Friday, allowing one run and five hits over six innings during a 7-2 victory over Philadelphia.

“Still stiff, still sore today,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday.

DeGrom said his latissimus dorsi was tight and he came out as a precaution after 76 pitches. His regular throw day between starts would be Sunday.

“If he can’t do that, then there’s a good possibility we’ll have to find a spot starter for Wednesday,” Collins said.

DeGrom did not have an MRI, according to Collins. DeGrom also would leave the team and return to his home in Florida if his wife goes into labor.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.