While the New York Mets will get ace pitchers Max Scherzer and Jacob DeGrom back in the rotation sooner or later, it is not stopping the team from targeting starting pitchers ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline.
The Mets currently have the best record in the National League despite their starting rotation being bogged down by injuries and some mixed results. DeGrom has missed the entire season thus far with a shoulder injury. Big-ticket free-agent Scherzer has missed more than a month with an oblique strain. And Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco and Tylor Megill have been serviceable in their 27 combined starts. Yet, the team has endured nonetheless.
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