An entire city, and an entire fan base collectively held their breath after two poor outings from their ace and elbow issues. Only days later, the Mets have shown transparency about the health of Jacob deGrom.
After a “barking” elbow led to concern, deGrom was placed on the IL for what the Mets expected to be a brief stint. Just a few days after, Jacob deGrom was seen throwing a long toss in which he reached up to 120 feet. As a result, Mickey Callaway relayed the information that the training staff had decided no MRI was necessary. The sparked controversy, for good reason, as former ace Noah Syndergaard suffered a season-ending injury in 2017 after declining to take an MRI.
Fast forward to Monday, and Jacob deGrom was spotted throwing a 30-pitch bullpen at Citi Field before the Mets’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Later that day, Brodie Van Wagenen announced that deGrom did happen to take an MRI, which came back completely clean. He will complete a throwing program this week. If all goes well, he will be eligible to start Friday against the Brewers.
Other Injury Notes and Roster Moves:
-Todd Frazier has been activated from the IL and will start Monday in the opening game against the Phillies
-Justin Wilson (LHP) has been dealing with elbow soreness and has hit the 10-day IL. The Mets consider this a minor issue, and expect Wilson to return after he is eligible.
-Robinson Cano’s x-rays came back negative, however, he was spotted leaving Citi Field on Sunday in a soft cast. He is not in the lineup Monday and is day-to-day.
-Amed Rosario was vomiting prior to Monday’s game, and will get the day off.
-Luis Guillorme has been recalled from AAA Syracuse. He will play SS on Monday against the Phillies.
-In a corresponding move, Paul Sewald has been optioned to AAA Syracuse.