Mets ace deGrom to make at least 1 more rehab start

by | Jul 22, 2022 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mets ace Jacob deGrom will make at least one more minor league rehab start before rejoining New York’s rotation.The two-time Cy Young Award winner, sidelined all season by a stress reaction in his right scapula, threw 60 pitches over five innings in a simulated game Thursday at the team’s complex in Florida. Mets manager Buck Showalter said deGrom felt good Friday and his next step will be a throwing session Sunday as part of a work day at Citi Field in New York. After that, if all goes well, he’ll pitch for a minor league affiliate a few days later and then get slotted into the big league rotation.“I think it’d be good for Jake,” Showalter said. “It’s just kind of where he is. He’s doing the things he needs to do to return. The hope is that he makes a start after his work day and we look to slot him in, see how everything goes. If he needs another one after that, then we’ll do it. We’ve been operating for quite a while without him. We’re looking forward to operating with him. But when it happens, it happens.”That means deGrom definitely won’t return in time to face the crosstown New York Ya …

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