It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but after he had reported some soreness in his shoulder on Sunday, the Mets decided to push it back a few days.
deGrom has been on the shelf since spring training due to a stress reaction in his right shoulder.
But after last night’s start, the Mets ace reported some progress, saying he was feeling good after his outing.
Mets insider Anthony DiComo tweeted this news, revealing deGrom’s progress and saying that this could potentially be good news as he looks to return from the injured list soon.
Jacob deGrom threw 60 pitches during his simulated game today. He reported "feeling good after the outing," according to a team spokesman.
What that means for his return, we will see in the coming days.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 22, 2022
deGrom One Step Closer
This is good news for the Mets and for deGrom, especially after he had seemingly had a setback.
But it looks like the Mets ace is back on track and is inching ever so closer to returning.
deGrom threw 60 pitches last night over five innings.
It seems as if pushing back the sim game a few days, even if it was out of an abundance of caution, worked out just fine.
deGrom has been working his way back for quite some time and it looked as if the setback might delay his return just a bit.
When he will ultimately return is not yet known, but the Mets have to feel good about this update he just provided.
The fact that he got through five innings on just 60 pitches is impressive.
Clearly, efficiency wasn’t a problem for the Mets ace.
When deGrom eventually does return, it’ll be his first appearance since July 7 of 2021.
He missed the back half of last season with elbow troubles.
We’ll see what next steps are for him.