The New York Mets’ worst fears were confirmed this Friday. Unfortunately, right-handed ace Jacob deGrom will miss Opening Day due to a stress reaction in his right scapula.
A timetable for deGrom’s return isn’t available at this time. However, Passan did say that deGrom is expected to miss a significant amount of time to start the 2022 season.
For now, the Mets’ plan is to shut down deGrom for a month before he starts throwing again. Once that month is up, the Mets will re-evaluate deGrom’s throwing shoulder.
Obviously, this isn’t what the Mets’ fan base wanted to hear on this Friday.
For now, Jacob deGrom will be shut down a month before he starts throwing again. After a month, the Mets will take a look at the area again and re-evaluate where he is and what the right course of action is going forward.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 1, 2022
For the past year, deGrom has dealt with a couple of injuries. In 2021, he dealt with an elbow injury that forced him to miss the second half of the season.
Of course, deGrom is one of the best pitchers in the MLB when he’s healthy. The main issue right now is that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field.
With deGrom out for the foreseeable future, the Mets will need Max Scherzer to lead their starting rotation.