Mets ace Jacob deGrom has opted not to pitch in the All-Star Game in Denver on July 13. The MLB ERA leader is thinking long-term in terms of health and making sure the first place Mets can win their first division title since 2015.
He's not alone in opting out. Houston's double play tandem of Carlos Correa (paternity leave) and Jose Altuve (leg injury) will not play, either.
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