Mets GM Says Jacob deGrom's MRI on Elbow Injury Came Back 'Clean'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 22, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09:  Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets in action against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field on April 09, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Twins defeated the Mets 14-8. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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An MRI on Jacob deGrom's right elbow didn't show any additional damage, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen confirmed to reporters Monday.

Van Wagenen said deGrom's elbow was "clean" and that the reigning National League Cy Young winner should resume starting duties when he's eligible to come off the injured list, per SNY.

On Friday, the Mets placed deGrom on the injured list after he was experiencing pain in the elbow of his pitching arm. The Florida native underwent Tommy John surgery on that same arm in 2010.

Fans were encouraged when the 30-year-old played catch prior to the Mets' 10-2 loss Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinals.

DeGrom also threw a bullpen session Monday as New York prepared for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

DeGrom's health is a top priority for the Mets. He's their best pitcher and is a big part of the team's future after he signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension in March.

When the Mets put deGrom on the IL, the move was retroactive to last Tuesday. As a result, he'll be eligible to return Friday when New York starts a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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