DeGrom has not pitched this season as he deals with a stress reaction in his shoulder. Despite the transfer, the latest news on his injury was still positive.
The Mets ace received an MRI a couple of weeks ago that showed “considerable healing,” and he was cleared to “begin loading and strengthening of the shoulder.”
The move to the 60-Day IL is just a paper move to make room for St. John. He’s only tossed eight big league games – seven of them with the Rangers in 2019, and one with the Cubs earlier this year. He owned a 2.58 ERA in Triple-A last year and struck out 75 batters in 59.1 innings.
When the Mets first announced deGrom’s injury, they said he’d be shut down for four weeks. When announcing the results of April’s MRI, the team also said he’d be re-imaged in approximately three weeks, so we could get more deGrom news – one way or another – relatively soon.
Buck Showalter was asked about deGrom prior to Tuesday’s game, and while he didn’t have much to add to the situation, he did say the ace is where he should be in his rehab.
“Everything’s going well. I’m going to stay out of the doctor and trainer business, but he’s where he’s supposed to be,” said the Mets skipper. “I’m not going to say ahead or behind, but they like the way he’s progressing.”
Source: Yahoo Sports