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Jacob deGrom 6/26 follow through cropped

Jacob deGrom 6/26 follow through cropped

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Mets players on the IL…

Jacob deGrom (elbow inflammation)

Luis Rojas said on Sept. 12 that deGrom is scheduled to get on the mound and throw again “maybe this week,” though he doesn’t have an exact date.

DeGrom briefly met with reporters in Miami on Sept. 9, saying that his right UCL is “perfectly fine.”

“I know what we said, but my ligament is perfectly fine,” he said. “I’ve been throwing. I wouldn’t be throwing if I had a compromised ligament. So that’s the plan to continue to throw and build up.”

DeGrom recently advanced to 120 feet in his catch progression, per Rojas.

DeGrom is eligible to return from the IL on Sept. 13. He has not pitched since July 7.

Potential return date: Late-September

Brandon Nimmo (hamstring strain)

Rojas said on Sept. 12 that the training staff was beginning to discuss when Nimmo would start a rehab assignment, and that the outfielder was continuing to progress better than expected for a hamstring injury.

Nimmo had injured his hamstring on Sept. 4 against the Washington Nationals.

Potential return date: Mid-to-late September

Tomas Nido (thumb)

Nido began a rehab assignment with Syracuse on Sept. 11, with the hope being he can play a couple games there and then return to the Mets soon after.

Batting second and starting at catcher, including five innings behind the plate, he went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles. Nido knocked an RBI single in the fifth, adding to a 2-0 lead for Syracuse, which won 3-2 over Buffalo.

Luis Rojas had said that Nido is not feeling any pain when making contact with his swings.

Nido was placed back on the 10-day IL on Aug. 31 with the same thumb injury that landed him on the IL earlier in August.

In the only game he played after his initial activation from the IL, Nido went 1-for-2 on Aug. 27 but appeared to be in pain after one of his at-bats.

Potential return date: Sept. 13-14

Jordan Yamamoto (shoulder)

Like Nido, Yamamoto also had his rehab transferred to Syracuse on Sept. 11. As Syracuse’s starting pitcher, Yamamoto went three innings and yielded one hit while striking out six on 45 pitches (32 strikes).

Yamamoto has been on the 60-day IL since late May with a sore shoulder. He resumed mound work in mid-July.

Sept. 2 with Low-A Port St. Lucie, Yamamoto logged four innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out five and walking zero.

Potential Return Date: Mid-September

Noah Syndergaard (TJS recovery)

Syndergaard said on Sept. 10 that he’s taking things “day by day” and has thrown a bullpen session already, as he looks to get back on his rehab program after pausing the process due to testing positive for COVID-19.

Syndergaard added that he’ll throw another session that same day, and he thinks he “should have enough time” to get back on the mound for the Mets before the season is over.

“I’m pretty optimistic with that,” he said.

Sandy Alderson said this week Syndergaard is on schedule to get right back on the mound for High-A Brooklyn on Wednesday or Thursday to continue his rehab assignment.

However, Alderson wouldn’t commit to Syndergaard making an appearance this season or not.

“He’s gotta be ramped up again,” he said. “We’ll see where that takes us.”

Syndergaard began his rehab assignment on Aug. 26 for High-A Brooklyn, throwing 16 pitches in one inning. He topped out at 96 mph with his fastball.

In a video Syndergaard posted to Instagram, he was throwing baseballs against a wall from a decent distance in what appeared to be his apartment to stay active during quarantine.

Potential Return Date: TBD

Robert Gsellman (lat)

Gsellman recently pitched for Low-A St. Lucie as he started a rehab assignment, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

He allowed three earned runs and three hits while striking out one over 0.2 innings.

The right-hander has been on the 60-day IL since June 23 with a lat issue, but could be back in the bullpen later this year to finish the regular season.

Gsellman last pitched on June 19 against the Washington Nationals, when he allowed one run on three hits in 2.0 innings while serving as the opener.

Drew Smith (right shoulder inflammation)

The Mets announced on Aug. 14 that Smith was on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

The 27-year-old Smith, who last pitched on Aug. 13, has appeared in 31 games for the Mets this season, pitching to a 2.40 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 41.1 innings.

Potential return date: TBD

Jose Peraza (fractured middle finger)

Peraza took grounders at Citi Field on July 23 while still wearing a splint on his finger, which he is not close to being rid of.

Peraza was placed on the 10-day IL on July 20 with a fractured right middle finger. Over 52 games, he’s batting .205 with six home runs and 19 RBI.

Potential return date: TBD

Joey Lucchesi (Tommy John surgery) and Dellin Betances (shoulder surgery) are out for the season. David Peterson (oblique/foot) is likely out for the season

Source: Yahoo Sports

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