New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is expected to pitch in Syracuse next week.
The right-hander will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. If that goes well, he will make his third rehab start on Thursday night at NBT Bank Stadium, according to Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated.
Source: Jacob deGrom is expected to make his 3rd rehab start for Triple A Syracuse on Thursday
DeGrom will throw a side session on Tuesday and if all goes well (step by step approach) he will take the mound for Syracuse Thursday
— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) July 9, 2022
The two-time Cy Young winner threw three scoreless innings for Single-A St. Lucie on Friday, stretching himself out to 36 pitches, 29 of them strikes.
The 34-year-old is working his way back from a stress reaction on his right scapula. deGrom last appeared in a Major League game on July 7, 2021.
If his rehab continues to go well, deGrom could rejoin the Mets rotation at the end of July or early August.