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Offline welch

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deGrom on DL
« Topic Start: May 10, 2021, 07:16:39 PM »
https://www.mlb.com/news/jacob-degrom-side-injury-update

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An MRI administered on deGrom’s right side revealed no structural damage, after he left Sunday’s start while warming up for the sixth inning due to what the Mets called “right side discomfort.” The team assigned deGrom to the 10-day IL in a move that could cost him only one start. Mets officials have not provided a timetable for deGrom, who is eligible to return as soon as May 21 in Miami.

The prognosis is similar to earlier this month, when deGrom skipped a start due to right lat tightness. That wound up costing him only one appearance, though it’s impossible to know if -- or to what extent -- the lat issue played into his subsequent lower back woes. deGrom has a mild but notable history of back issues, including a bout of tightness that forced him to leave a Summer Camp scrimmage early in 2020. None of his previous lower back incidents cost him significant time.

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Re: deGrom on DL
« Reply #1: May 11, 2021, 06:39:40 AM »
I was shocked he came back and pitched so soon after his initial side tightness.  I guess I'm used to our guys going in the witness protection program when they get scratched.

Offline welch

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Re: deGrom on DL
« Reply #2: May 13, 2021, 03:45:46 PM »
From MLB.com:

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By Anthony DiComo
May 11, 2021

NEW YORK -- Although the Mets officially placed Jacob deGrom on the injured list on Tuesday, pushing them into a short-term future without their ace, team officials expressed optimism that he could miss just one start.

That’s the best-case scenario for deGrom, whose absence may of course extend longer. For now, deGrom has already begun a throwing program that the Mets hope will keep his arm in shape while the tightness in his right side subsides.

“I didn’t think this was going to be anything long-term,” deGrom said. “It tightened up and I could feel it. The main concern was if I wasn’t able to get to where I wanted in my delivery, making sure I didn’t hurt my arm.”

That last part is why the Mets placed him on the IL. Even though an MRI revealed “nothing going on … no inflammation, no sprain, nothing,” as manager Luis Rojas put it, the fear is that deGrom’s right side tightness could affect his mechanics and cause greater harm. As such, the Mets took the cautious route.

“This is what happens sometimes when you’re tight from a particular area,” Rojas said. “You don’t feel pain, but it really causes you to move differently -- rotate, land. It causes a lot of things. You can lose your arm angle, and it can expose some things. Thank God it didn’t get that way. We don’t know exactly what caused it during the game, but I’m glad that Jake voiced it to us in the middle of the game there and told us. I thought this was an early catch just to prevent anything that could have been bad later.”

Upon departing Sunday’s game in the sixth inning due to tightness, deGrom received an MRI that night and refrained from throwing the following day, while the Mets’ medical and training staffs collaborated on a plan. He began playing catch off flat ground on Tuesday, with plans to throw a bullpen session at some point over the next week or so. If all goes well, deGrom could return when first eligible May 21 against the Marlins -- but the Mets won’t push him unless everything is trending well.



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Re: deGrom on DL
« Reply #3: May 14, 2021, 08:39:41 PM »
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deGrom's already throwing.  Looks like a minor injury.