That is the shoulder that has kept him out since the beginning of the season and caused him to be shut down in spring training.
MLB insider Jon Heyman revealed that after feeling soreness on Sunday, deGrom played catch on Monday and Tuesday without any problem, but that his sim game was moved back to Thursday out of an abundance of caution.
One Mets insider took to Twitter though to calm the troops and let Mets fans know that now isn’t a time to panic, and that the time to panic would come if deGrom can’t throw his sim game tomorrow.
If Jacob deGrom wasn’t already set to pitch on Thursday instead of Tuesday, it might be time to panic
But with him simply being pushed back two days, would not worry much
If he can’t go on Thursday, worry
— Danny Abriano (@DannyAbriano) July 20, 2022
Mets Insider Calms The Troops
The news about deGrom’s shoulder pain isn’t good news, but if you’re a Mets fan, it’s probably a relief to hear that it was only a minor setback and that he is set for his simulated game on Thursday.
As this Mets insider notes, now is not the time to panic.
It will be time to panic, however, if deGrom cannot make his start tomorrow.
It’s a smart move for the Mets to push back his sim start by a few days just to give him time to recuperate and feel fresh again.
They aren’t going to want to take any chances given his history of injuries, but as long as it isn’t a major setback, the Mets and deGrom should be just fine as they look to get their ace back in the near future.