LEADING OFF: DeGrom clear for next start, Severino set back

Jacob deGrom plans to make his next scheduled start for the Mets despite having to leave his most recent outing because of an elbow ailment. DeGrom played catch and threw a bullpen session Saturday afternoon, a day after he exited after six scoreless innings against San Diego because of right flexor tendinitis. Manager Luis Rojas said his ace should be ready to face the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. A precautionary MRI showed no problem, Rojas said. Also, Yankees right-hander Luis Severino is slated for an MRI a day after being removed from a minor league rehab start with a right groin injury.