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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.
Brodie Van Wagenen says Jacob deGrom’s MRI came back “clean” https://t.co/PHOvGXsHNK
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.
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Jacob deGrom throwing a baseball. https://t.co/9G15mIvfCV
DeGrom also threw a bullpen session Monday as New York prepared for a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jacob deGrom just finished up a bullpen at Citi Field https://t.co/fYoCL4LZVv
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.