Jacob deGrom injury update: Much ado about nothing for New York Mets

Jacob deGrom makes a rehab start during a game with the Daytona Tortugas in Daytona Beach, Friday, July 8, 2022.Degrom Daytona03
Jacob deGrom makes a rehab start during a game with the Daytona Tortugas in Daytona Beach, Friday, July 8, 2022.Degrom Daytona03 /
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Jacob deGrom is going to be under a microscope health wise. The New York Mets ace is not only going to be crucial to their playoff hopes but is also expected to opt out of his contract at the end of the season. That makes his return all the more important.

It also means that anything aside from a clean bill of health is going to be magnified. Such was the case on Tuesday as Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reported that deGrom felt mild soreness on Sunday.

No reason for New York Mets to worry about Jacob deGrom

The Mets are understandably being cautious. While deGrom played catch on Monday and Tuesday without issue, they moved his simulated game back to Thursday just to be safe. Such a move is completely understandable considering the stakes for everyone involved.

And yet it is enough to begin speculation about deGrom’s health. This is something that makes sense considering that he has not pitched in the majors in over a year at this point. The Mets will also need to have their Big Three atop the rotation down the stretch if they are going to hold off the Braves and Phillies for the division.

It is also much ado about nothing. deGrom having some muscle soreness in his shoulder is to be expected. That would be the case for anyone ramping up to pitch at the major league level, especially as they build up their pitch count with the type of velocity that he possesses.

This is something that the Mets appear to be aware of as well. They are just giving him a couple of extra days to make certain that he is healthy for the final few weeks and into the playoffs. That is more important than getting an extra game in the regular season.

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Jacob deGrom has been dealing with some soreness in his shoulder muscles. There is nothing to be worried about for the New York Mets.