deGrom has not pitched in a major league game since late last year before elbow troubles shut him down for the season.
He was on track to be ready for the start of the 2022 season when a stress reaction in his right shoulder shut him down towards the end of spring training.
Needless to say, it’s been a long road to recovery for arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball.
And he’s been mowing down all competition in the minors.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweeted an update on deGrom’s recovery with some numbers from his start last night at Triple-A Syracuse.
Jacob deGrom continues to be deadly efficient in his rehab outings. Tonight, in his third, he needed only 42 pitches over four innings, allowing an unearned run and striking out four at Triple-A Syracuse.
Next up is likely a camp/simulated game situation during All-Star break.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 14, 2022
deGrom Continues To Rehab
When deGrom was rehabbing from an injury last year against the Palm Beach Cardinals, they tweeted for somebody to send help as he was dominating their hitters.
It’s a surprise that other teams have not followed suit.
deGrom is dominating, even in his rehab outings.
These minor league hitters stand no chance against him.
Maybe that’s why last night’s game sold out.
Fans wanted to see him dominate again.
The good news for deGrom and the Mets is that after last night’s start, a simulated game over the All-Star Break will follow as he takes yet another step towards recovery.
The fact that he needed just 42 pitches over four innings is quite telling.
It shows that he isn’t far off from being ready and that we could potentially see him at some point before the end of July.
It all depends on when the Mets deem him ready to return to a big-league mound and contribute to their success.