The Mets have also been without Max Scherzer for some time, who suffered an oblique injury.
But deGrom has been working his way back, slowly but surely.
He’s been rehabbing for the past few months and is now inching closer to a return.
Mets insider Tim Healy provided an update on the ace this morning, revealing that he threw 27 pitches in batting practice at Port St. Lucie.
Buck Showalter has declined to say what next steps are, but deGrom is making progress.
Jacob deGrom threw 27 pitches in live batting practice today in Port St. Lucie. Buck Showalter declined to say what his next step will be.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 29, 2022
This is a promising update for the Mets and deGrom.
With both him and Scherzer down, the rotation that had been so dominant at the start of the season has been struggling, but it has to be encouraging for the Mets and their fans to hear that deGrom actually got a chance to face live hitters.
A little progress is better than no progress at all.
deGrom will be a welcome addition to the Mets’ rotation when he returns, as the Atlanta Braves are charging hard.
But Mets fans should take some solace in the fact that deGrom made some more progress and actually pitched to some hitters.
It seems that he is slowly but surely working his way back.
When he returns, the Mets rotation will be restored as one of the best in all of baseball.