Jacob deGrom to miss another start with a hyperextended right elbow

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The Mets placed right-hander Jacob deGrom on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended right elbow, the team said Sunday. The move is retroactive to May 3, the day after deGrom sustained the injury on a swinging strikeout against the Braves. According to comments made by manager Mickey Callaway, the Mets intend to err on the side of extreme caution with their starter, though he’s only expected to miss one more turn in the rotation before rejoining the club on May 13.

deGrom, 29, was originally scheduled to pitch on Monday against the Reds. No structural damage was detected in his arm last week, nor did he exhibit any signs of further injury during his last two bullpen sessions, but Callaway told reporters that he didn’t want to push the right-hander beyond his limits so soon — especially as the team tries to recover from a five-game losing streak this week. When healthy, deGrom has posted impressive numbers in his first seven starts of the season, going 3-0 with a 1.87 ERA, 2.3 BB/9 and 11.2 SO/9 in 43 1/3 innings.

In a corresponding move, 24-year-old left-hander P.J. Conlon was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Conlon hasn’t looked particularly dominant during his Triple-A run this spring after turning in a 6.75 ERA, 2.6 BB/9 and 7.9 SO/9 through his first 24 innings. The Mets are still prepared to test his mettle on the big league stage, however, and will position the southpaw for his major league debut when they hit the road in Cincinnati on Monday evening.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year, $58.5M deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year, $58.5 million contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, gets $19.5 million in each of the next three seasons.

He spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu was scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.

He would get a $200,000 for winning an MVP award, $175,000 for finishing second in the voting, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth and $100,000 for fifth. Abreu also would get $100,000 for earning World Series MVP and $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $75,000 for making the All-Star team and $75,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger.

Abreu gets a hotel suite on road trips and the right to buy a luxury suite for all Astros home games.