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Mets to skip struggling deGrom on Monday vs Marlins

Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation.

The team said it hadn't decided who will start in deGrom's place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off several potential candidates Friday, including Sean Gilmartin, Logan Verrett, Gabriel Ynoa and Rafael Montero.

The latter three are in the minors. Rookie right-hander Seth Lugo, who earned his first major league win Thursday night at St. Louis, is scheduled to face the Marlins on Tuesday.

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom is 7-7 with a...

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