New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom suffered a setback in his recovery from his shoulder injury.
According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, deGrom experienced “mild muscle soreness around his shoulder” on Sunday, which led the Mets to push back his simulated game that was scheduled for Thursday. deGrom had played catch on Monday and Tuesday without any issues, but the team still felt the need to delay his return to the mound “out of an abundance of caution.”
DiComo added that the Mets might have to wait until August for deGrom to return.
The 34-year-old has dealt with several injuries over the last couple of seasons. He appeared in just 15 games in 2021 and has not pitched in a Major League game in over a year.