Jacob deGrom goes for MRI as injury concerns grow

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PORT ST. LUCIE — On a day when Jacob deGrom was expected to put the finishing touches on a hopeful spring training that kicked off the season, he was instead found in an MRI tube.

The Mets’ ace would be scanned at 9:30 a.m., the Mets said Friday, after feeling some tightness in his right (throwing) shoulder the day before.

DeGrom was scratched from the start at Roger Dean Stadium against the Cardinals, which would be his last set-up before the Mets open in Washington on Thursday.

Jacob deGrom to pitch for the Mets on March 27, 2022
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It’s still conceivable that the Grom could get the ball on opening day — each starter was scheduled an extra day ahead of the start of the season — but the Mets have much bigger concerns with a star not in a game after July 7. appeared season due to a low-grade tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.

DeGrom has typically been outstanding—five innings, one run, strikeouts 10—in a spring that had been smooth until he felt something in his shoulder during Thursday’s long throw.

The Mets will start Felix Pena in his place for the Grapefruit League game.

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