Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, who exited Tuesday’s intrasquad game after just one inning due to back tightness, received good news after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday.
The MRI did not show anything concerning, a source said to SNY.
DeGrom is day-to-day.
Jacob deGrom's MRI did not show anything concerning, per source. He is day to day.
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Mets manager Luis Rojas said earlier Wednesday that deGrom came to Citi Field and met with performance staff in the morning.
Regarding deGrom’s potential availability for Opening Day on July 24, Rojas said it’s “just too early” to tell.
“I think after finding out today what comes out of the MRI, we’ll reassess,” Rojas said.
A few times during Wednesday’s Zoom, Rojas noted that back tightness has cropped up with deGrom in prior seasons.
One such instance was in 2018, when deGrom’s season debut was delayed slightly as the team was cautious.
“I think he missed one start a few years back because of back tightness. I don’t know if this is related. Obviously we’re gonna find out after today, the MRI. It’s just too early to really see where we are with him, with his status.”