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New York Mets move Jacob deGrom back 1 day for extra rest

CHICAGO -- The New York Mets tweaked their rotation before their series against the Chicago Cubs, giving ace right-hander Jacob deGrom an extra day of rest.

The 32-year-old deGrom was slated to start Thursday at Wrigley Field, but the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was moved back to Friday's home game against the Washington Nationals.

The change puts Joey Lucchesi back on regular rest after the left-hander threw 55 pitches while working three innings during New York's 7-2 loss at Colorado in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.