Mets confirm ace’s rehab plan after successful start

New York Mets fans will love the team’s latest plan for ace pitcher Jacob deGrom.

That New York Mets had to do without Jacob deGrom at the start of the season due to a stress reaction in his right shoulder blade. This came after he missed the latter part of the season due to a right elbow infection. But there finally seems to be a positive update on deGrom’s return.

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets plan to have deGrom attend a simulated game next week, and if all goes well, deGrom could return to the team and list July 24 and July 26 as possible dates. Pat Ragazzo from FanNation at confirmed Puma’s update, adding that deGrom could make a return against the San Diego Padres or the New York Yankees any time between July 24 and July 27.

Jacob deGrom could return for Mets in late July

This update follows another impressive rehab start for deGrom. On July 14, deGrom pitched four innings for Triple-A Syracuse, where he hit four batsmen and gave up two hits and an unearned run. 29 of his 42 pitches were strikes.

The last time deGrom was on the mound was this past July. Prior to the closure, deGrom recorded a 1.08 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 146 strikeouts and 11 walks in 92.0 innings (15 starts).

This is welcome news for the Mets as they got Max Scherzer back earlier this month after he was sidelined with an oblique injury. Now the Mets and their fanbase have a chance to see the dominant duo at the top of the rotation soon. It will be very helpful considering the team’s lead over first place in the NL East isn’t as big as it was at the start of the season. Mets confirm ace’s rehab plan after successful start

John Verrall

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