The Mets’ DeGrom Injury
In this piece, we’ll discuss why Jacob deGrom is out for four weeks, how Max Scherzer is close to returning, and whether Tylor Megill’s absence is contributing to deGrom’s absence. After all, Megill has a similar injury to deGrom’s, so his absence could also be a factor. Regardless, deGrom’s absence will be difficult to take lightly.
Jacob deGrom is out for at least four weeks
Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is out for at least a month, according to Jeff Passan. The injury, a stress reaction to the right scapula, is the cause of the right shoulder’s inflammation. MRI results indicate a stress reaction to the scapula. The Mets aren’t sure what to make of this news, but the four-week absence is significant.
The Mets will be without their top starting pitcher, so it would be a good time to consider a trade. If they do, they may want to consider a veteran. But the Mets will need to weigh the skills of deGrom against the risks of an injury. And if deGrom is out for four weeks or more, they will need to make some decisions. Even though the Mets want to sign Scherzer, the injury will affect the team’s rotation.
Max Scherzer is close to returning
Max Scherzer is closer to returning from his degrom injury than most people realize. The left-hander has not pitched since July 7, but he will make one more rehab assignment this Tuesday. If the Mets are successful in their rehab efforts, Scherzer could make his return soon after. Scherzer was having an excellent season prior to his injury, and fantasy teams cannot wait to activate him.
The Mets are getting impatient waiting on Max Scherzer, who has been sidelined since May 18. While the former NL Cy Young Award winner has not thrown a pitch since his oblique strain, deGrom has not yet begun throwing off a mound. Both pitchers will begin pitching in a gradual fashion to get Scherzer back in the rotation.
Tylor Megill is on the IL
The Mets have lost two starting pitchers in the last two weeks, including Jacob deGrom, who has not pitched since July 7. Megill is on the IL because of a scapula stress reaction in his right arm. While he could return before June, his absence is a major blow for the Mets’ chances of a playoff spot. Meanwhile, Max Scherzer has been out since May 19 with a strained left oblique. However, he recently threw 50 pitches in a simulated game, and could be assigned to a minor league rehab assignment as early as next week.
Megill was sent to the IL after suffering a degrom injury in his right forearm and elbow. The injury kept him sidelined for almost a month and led to the decision to move him to the IL. In two starts in the IL, Megill posted an 8.10 ERA. While he’s out, Megill can return to the rotation as early as May 23.
Tylor Megill’s absence could be a factor in deGrom’s absence
Tylor Megill was a relatively unknown rookie last June when he was called up to the majors and thrust into the rotation. After spending nearly three weeks on the disabled list with bicep inflammation, the Mets will shut him down for the next four weeks and reevaluate the status of his right shoulder. Megill had a good start to his major league career, pitching to a 2.04 ERA through his first seven starts. Megill looked like a dependable Mets pitcher heading into the final two months of the season.
In the meantime, Tylor Megill could be a valuable back-up option for the Mets. The right-hander has shown flashes of his ability in the past and can contribute to the team’s quest for the National League pennant. While Megill is still a rookie, he is still an incredibly valuable piece for the Mets.
Jacob deGrom insists he won’t reinjure his shoulder
The New York Yankees pitcher, Jacob deGrom, underwent an MRI on his right shoulder today and confirmed a stress reaction in the scapula. While there is no set timeline for his return to the mound, he believes he will not reinjure the shoulder. The pain he felt when pitching last year was related to the league’s abbreviated Spring Training in 2022. The league and players’ association fought over a new collective bargaining agreement and pushed back the normal start of the preseason process by 99 days.
The injury has forced Jacob deGrom to miss more than half of the 2021 season. But he’s already missed a significant amount of the opening season of 2022. That’s good news for the Mets, who are currently in first place in the NL East. But even without Jacob deGrom, their rotation is still solid. The team signed three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and acquired All-Star Chris Bassitt this offseason.