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Jacob deGrom (shoulder) scheduled for follow-up MRI

Mar 27, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws a pitch in the first inning during spring training against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Injured New York Mets star Jacob deGrom will have a follow-up MRI on his right shoulder next Monday with the hope that he’ll be able to resume throwing.

The Mets gave the update Tuesday ahead of their scheduled doubleheader against the visiting San Francisco Giants.

The 33-year-old ace landed on the injured list April 7 with a stress reaction in his right scapula. The injury was discovered April 1 and Mets general manager Billy Eppler said at the time that deGrom could miss two months.

The setback was another blow for deGrom, who didn’t pitch after July 7 of last season due to elbow issues. In 15 starts last season, deGrom went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA, and he struck out 146 batters in 92 innings.

The four-time All-Star won the National League Cy Young Award in both 2018 and 2019. He is 77-53 with a 2.50 ERA in 198 career starts over eight seasons with the Mets.

–Field Level Media