JUPITER, Fla. – Jacob deGrom’s season is already on maintain.
The ace right-hander will start the season on the injured listing, after an MRI examination on Friday revealed a stress response on his proper scapula. In response to an announcement launched by the workforce, deGrom has been instructed to discontinue throwing for as much as 4 weeks.
DeGrom was scratched from his Friday begin due to what the workforce had termed shoulder tightness.
In his two begins this exhibition season, deGrom mixed to pitch 5 innings with one run allowed and 10 strikeouts. DeGrom’s fastball had sat largely within the 97-99 mph vary and he centered on throwing extra offspeed pitches than regular in spring coaching.
Final season deGrom didn’t pitch after July 7 as a consequence of elbow irritation that workforce president Sandy Alderson later termed a low-grade tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. DeGrom continued to throw aspect periods with the workforce – saying he would have been obtainable for the ultimate weekend of the season if the Mets have been nonetheless taking part in significant video games.
Even earlier than his prolonged IL stint, deGrom had incurred a turbulent season with illnesses. In Might, he was scratched from a begin and pushed again within the rotation due to a bothersome proper lat. One begin later he was eliminated with tightness in his proper aspect and positioned on the injured listing. In June he was eliminated early from a begin as a consequence of shoulder discomfort. He returned from the All-Star break with forearm tightness and didn’t pitch once more final season.
DeGrom has indicated he plans to decide out from his contract after the season. Earlier than the 2019 season started he signed a five-year deal price $137.5 million that features the opt-out after the fourth 12 months.