deGrom has not pitched since last season, when elbow injuries cut his 2021 campaign short.
When it seemed he had put that in the past, the shoulder troubles surfaced.
But he’s been rehabbing and seemingly getting closer to a return.
However, insider Jon Heyman provided somewhat of a grim update on the best pitcher in all of baseball via Twitter, revealing that the Mets ace had felt a little soreness in his shoulder on Sunday.
On Sunday, Jake presented with mild muscle soreness around his shoulder. He played catch on Monday and Tuesday without issue, but out of an abundance of caution, Mets opted to move his simulated game to Thursday.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 20, 2022
deGrom Has A Minor Setback
That’s not good news for the Mets.
If there’s a positive to take out of it though, it’s that he played catch on Monday and Tuesday without any issue.
But his simulated game was moved back to Thursday out of an abundance of caution, and that also means that deGrom is far from out of the woods when it comes to his recovery.
Does that all but seal the deal on his comeback bid and make it so he won’t be returning this season?
He still has a good chance to return at some point this season.
If the sim game goes well, he’ll be back on track.
But it would be silly for Mets fans to not at least be a little bit concerned as a result of this recent update.
The Mets have been banking on deGrom’s return for some time now.
If this proves to be a setback, they may have to target a starting pitcher at the trade deadline.