Buck Showalter Provides New Update on Jacob deGrom Injury Recovery

Devon Platana
New York Mets manage Buck Showalter has provided a new update on Jacob deGrom's injury recovery.
New York Mets manage Buck Showalter has provided a new update on Jacob deGrom's injury recovery. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have caught fire to begin the 2022 MLB season, kicking things off with an NL East-leading 7-3 record. What's even more impressive is that they've achieved this hot start without their longtime ace on the mound, Jacob deGrom.

The Mets placed deGrom on the 10-day injured reserve with a shoulder stress reaction back on Opening Day. While the situation has been relatively quiet so far, manager Buck Showalter provided the fan base with a new update on Tuesday.

Jacob deGrom Injury Update

Showalter told reporters on Tuesday that deGrom will have an MRI update on Monday, April 25, and that "everything's going real well" when it comes to his recovery. Even if there isn't an official injury timetable yet, this could be the good news that Mets fans have been waiting for.

Injuries issues aren't anything new for deGrom. The 33-year-old veteran was on pace to win his third Cy Young award last season — going 7-2 in 15 starts with 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and a 1.08 ERA — before his campaign was prematurely ended due to elbow inflammation.

Fortunately, the rest of the Mets' pitching staff has done well in deGrom's absence. The trio of Tylor Megill, Carlos Carrasco and Chris Bassitt have gone a combined 4-0 in six starts, each with a sub-1.00 ERA, while Max Scherzer is 2-0 in his pair of appearances with a 3.27 ERA.

Oddsmakers have also taken notice of the deGrom-less Mets' impressive starting. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has them in a four-way tie at +1200 (T-No. 4) to win the 2022 World Series.

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