Mets' ace Jacob deGrom is scheduled to make his first start in over a year this Tuesday, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
However exciting his return, the Pro Baseball Docs stress continued caution regarding deGrom's right arm.
As evidenced by his shoulder injury this season, kinetic chain arm issues tend to linger and there is a notable chance that he will suffer further injuries.
deGrom came into the season with an SIC score of 62, a relatively low figure that turned out to still be too high as the two-time Cy Young winner has missed over 100 games for the NL East leaders.
The Mets have taken his rehab painstakingly slow since he was diagnosed with a scapula stress reaction in early April, but obviously feel comfortable enough with his health to bring him back for the stretch run of the season.
Even without deGrom – and Scherzer for nearly two months – the Mets are 63-37 with the fifth-best ERA and seventh-most quality starts in MLB at 3.59 and 43, respectively.