Mets’ Jacob deGrom beginning to throw again

Mets’ Jacob deGrom beginning to throw again

WASHINGTON — Jacob deGrom is throwing a baseball once more.

The Mets’ ace took a optimistic step in his rehab lately, in response to common supervisor Billy Eppler, by beginning to throw and increasing to 60 toes at gentle depth. DeGrom was shut down from throwing on April 1 after checks revealed a stress response in his proper scapula.

DeGrom obtained additional imaging two weeks in the past and was cleared to start loading and strengthening his shoulder. He’s anticipated to obtain additional imaging subsequent week.

After he returned from the All-Star break final season with proper forearm discomfort, deGrom was positioned on the disabled checklist. DeGrom final pitched on July 7, and although he resumed throwing late within the season, he was shut down with the Mets out of playoff competition.

He pitched twice this spring earlier than incurring the scapula discomfort. On Tuesday, he was moved to the 60-day injured checklist to clear house on the 40-man roster. That switch is backdated to his unique IL stint, leaving deGrom eligible for elimination on June 6, nevertheless it’s clear he received’t be prepared that quickly.

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Sean Reid-Foley, who final week was recognized with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, can have Tommy John surgical procedure on Wednesday. The appropriate-hander possible received’t be able to return till after the All-Star break subsequent yr.

The Mets claimed pitcher Locke St. John off waivers. St. John, a 29-year-old left-hander, was designated for project on Could 3 by the Cubs. St. John appeared in seven video games for the Rangers in 2019 and posted a 5.40 ERA.

Alex Ramirez was named Florida State League Participant of the Week. In six video games at Low-A St. Lucie, he was 15-for-28 (.536) with one homer and 5 RBIs. The 19-year-old outfielder entered Tuesday with a .385/.423/.606 slash line with 15 RBIs in 24 video games.

Starling Marte, who went 0-for-5 within the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night time, obtained one other hit with out swinging the bat: MLB dominated that an error charged to the Braves’ Charlie Morton in Sport 1 of a doubleheader final Tuesday was truly a single.

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