NEW YORK — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is likely to miss his next scheduled start because of soreness in his right forearm.

The team made the announcement Friday night during the first inning of its game against NL East-leading Washington.

New York said deGrom had a precautionary MRI earlier in the day and it was negative. The club said there was no structural damage and he will take medication.

The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year has been hit hard in losing his last three starts. He got seven days off before pitching Thursday night because the Mets were worried he was fatigued.

The right-hander is 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts.

CARDINALS: The team activated Matt Adams off the 15-day disabled list before the start of a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Adams has been sidelined since Aug. 10 with inflammation in his right shoulder, missing 19 games.

NATIONALS: Right-hander Mat Latos and lefty reliever Sean Burnett are among seven players added to the Washington Nationals’ active roster as September call-ups.

Also joining the Nationals before Friday’s game at the New York Mets were catcher Pedro Severino, outfielder Brian Goodwin, right-handed pitchers Trevor Gott and Rafael Martin, and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace – all called up from Triple-A Syracuse.

ORIOLES: Baltimore bolstered its roster for a playoff run, formally adding outfielders Michael Bourn and Drew Stubbs and recalling three minor leaguers – right-hander Tyler Wilson, lefty Jayson Aquino and catcher Caleb Joseph from Triple-A Norfolk.

REDS: Cincinnati called up left-hander Cody Reed and three other pitchers to help them get through the final month of the season.

The other new additions are right-hander Keyvius Sampson, right-hander Robert Stephenson and left-hander Wandy Peralta.

Outfielder Kyle Waldrop was designated for assignment