The New York Mets currently lead the NL East Division with a 23-13 record, impressively accomplishing that without their ace, Jacob deGrom even pitching a single game. The two-time NL Cy Young winner was sidelined with a stress reaction in his right scapula before the 2022 MLB season even began.
deGrom's eventual return has yet to be given an official timetable, but the Mets have received a promising update with his latest MRI results. Everything appears to be the best-case scenario so far, with the club saying the results "revealed continued healing in the scapula."
Jacob deGrom Injury Update
The Mets also added in their statement that deGrom "will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program" and that the club will issue an update whenever there's something worth reporting.
deGrom last pitched a meaningful MLB game on July 7, 2021. He looked like he was on the road to winning his third NL Cy Young in four seasons with the way he was dealing on the mound, going 7-2 in 15 starts with a 1.08 ERA, 0.554 WHIP and 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
Elbow inflammation forced deGrom's 2021 campaign to end prematurely. The good news is that he did look like his old self during the Mets' Spring Training, leaving it to be seen if he can get back to that level upon his eventual return.
At the end of the day, the Mets won't rush deGrom back because things are extremely well without him. Aside from being division leaders, they also have the third-best odds (+800) to win the 2022 World Series this fall, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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