New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom felt a tightness in his right shoulder while throwing a long throw and may not be able to make his planned spring start on Friday, according to manager Buck Showalter.
The timing is far from ideal for the Mets, who open the season in a week, as deGrom is scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in the opener.
After the team’s spring training loss to the Nationals on Thursday, Showalter said deGrom will be reevaluated Friday, and if he can’t start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he’ll likely have an MRI on his shoulder.
“We’ll see how he’s doing in the morning before we pet him,” Showalter told reporters. “But he has to be pretty convincing to pitch him tomorrow. I’ll be surprised if he pitches tomorrow – rain or no rain.”
Two-time Cy Young Award winner DeGrom got off to a sensational start last season, winning 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA in 15 games. But an elbow injury kept him out of the entire second half.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33643000/jacob-degrom-reevaluated-friday-feeling-tightness-shoulder-new-york-mets-say Jacob deGrom will be reevaluated Friday after feeling a strain in his shoulder, the New York Mets say