New York Mets manager Buck Showalter has said Jacob deGrom is "upbeat" about the news he has received and that he is eager to return to action. On Monday, the Mets announced the latest on deGrom after the pitcher underwent an MRI and a CT scan to determine how he was progressing with his shoulder injury.
DeGrom was cleared to begin strengthening his shoulder but he's not allowed to return to throwing yet. "Jacob deGrom underwent an MRI and CT scan which revealed considerable healing of the stress reaction on his scapula.
He has been cleared to begin loading and strengthening of the shoulder. He will be re-imaged in approximately three weeks," the Mets said in a statement.
Showalter: deGrom is excited and we can't wait to have him back
“He’s really upbeat and excited about the news and healing process that is taking place,” Showalter said, per The Post.
“With a guy you have had that long, you have got a lot of imaging that you have compared to, so he is chomping at the bit because he is ready to go and wants to come be a part of it and we do too”. Meanwhile, the Mets made addition to their roster by signing veteran reliever Tommy Hunter to a minor league contract.
“We are going to give [Hunter] an opportunity, he will have to take it and run with it, but he’s got a lot of competition,” Showalter said. “He’s got a big arm, he’s not scared, he will throw it over and very competitive nature and people like having him around on their club”.
Trevor May hasn't had a great season so far but Showalter is willing to give him more time. “His command has been off, but his stuff is solid,” Showalter said. “Sometimes you want something too much. It’s like he wants to do the job he’s capable of and know he can do, it’s just not quite in that flow yet. It’s almost like he wants it too much. I’m not going to take that away from him”.