Mets News: Jacob deGrom's MRI on Shoulder Injury Showed 'Continued Healing'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMay 17, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - MARCH 27: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets warms up before the start of the Spring Training 
game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park on March 27, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets provided an update on ace Jacob deGrom on Tuesday, saying his shoulder showed "continued healing" in a recent checkup.

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Update on Jacob deGrom:<br><br>He underwent follow-up imaging yesterday that revealed continued healing in the scapula. He will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program, and we will provide an update on his progress when appropriate. <a href="https://t.co/MwuVCxjaQS">pic.twitter.com/MwuVCxjaQS</a>

There remains no timetable for when he'll be back on the mound.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner was limited to 15 starts in 2021, which added to a disappointing season for the Mets. His 2022 campaign didn't start any better, as he was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right shoulder.

With deGrom out, the offseason acquisitions of Max Scherzer and Chris Bassitt proved to be even more important for New York, though there's no replacing the best starter in MLB. The 33-year-old was on pace for one of the best seasons in recent memory in 2021, as he posted a 1.08 ERA and a 1.24 FIP in 92 innings.

New York's outlook in 2022 and beyond will change if the team can't count on the right-hander to stay healthy.

Even without deGrom to this point, the Mets have posted a 23-13 record, which puts them in first place in the National League East.