New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has yet to pitch this season because of a stress reaction in his right scapula.
The team provided an update Tuesday that says he is improving. However, no timetable for his return was provided.
Here’s the full statement from the Mets:
He underwent follow-up imaging yesterday that revealed continued healing in the scapula. He will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program, and we will provide an update on his progress when appropriate.
According to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, deGrom has been throwing at 75 feet off flat ground. Hefner also noted that he has been throwing without any pain or discomfort. Given that deGrom has yet to throw off a mound, a “mid-to-late June appears to be a best-case scenario for his return.
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