New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco says he is entering the new season healthy and definitely hoping to have a bounce back season in 2022. Last year, Carrasco tore his hamstring in spring training and he wasn't avaialable for the Mets until late July.
In the offseason, Carrasco underwent a surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. “It’s completely different right now,” Carrasco said, per The Post. “Last year there was a lot of ups and downs with my hammy and all that stuff, but I came healthy to spring training so I feel ready.
The elbow is great, even better than last year”.
Carrasco on the Mets' situation with pitchers
Jacob deGrom is set to be out for a significant time, while Max Scherzer has also been hampered by what appears to be a minor issue.
When it comes to Carrasco's place in the Mets' rotation, he is expected to be behind Chris Bassitt and ahead of Taijuan Walker. “We have a lot of pitchers,” Carrasco said. “We have good guys in there and they have good talent so I am pretty sure they are going to go out there and do the job really well.
[DeGrom’s injury] happened and there is nothing we can do about it, so I hope he can get better every day and I am pretty sure Scherzer is coming back, so I think he is going to be ready”. The Mets suffered a setback when it was announced star pitcher deGrom would be kept out of throwing for at elast four weeks.
“I am really frustrated,” deGrom said. “I came into camp feeling really good, I felt like my elbow and shoulder were in a good spot and then to hear a stress reaction in the bone was definitely something I was not expecting, so the level of frustration is really high right now”.