Mets ace Jacob deGrom still had an MRI on his elbows at the end of the day – he took place on Monday morning before throwing a 30-Pitch Bullpen session in the Citi field.
The MRI came back "clean", GM Brodie Van Wagenen said before the game on Monday night against the Phillies at Citi Field, adding that they will be seeing the rest of deGrom's throwing program this week before determining if he will come out of the IL and return to rotation on Friday when you are eligible for the first time.
About three hours before Van Wagenen took the floor, deGrom threw the aforementioned Bullpen session under the watchful eye of pitching coach Dave Eiland and completed with a fist punch before crossing the field to Dugout went.
Van Wagenen reiterated that the team never had a high level of concern about deGrom and described exactly what bothers him.
"As we all know, Jake fought Halskehle," Van Wagenen said. "His body felt painful throughout, he felt muscle aches all over his body, but with his arm you always want to be extra careful and take a few days ̵
Regarding the indecision as to whether deGrom should receive an MRI, Van Wagenen said he simply listened to the player to determine the best course of action – and the best course of action for obtaining MRI
Van Wagenen also said that there was no concern that DeGrom occurred between the time of his admission to the IL and the time of the MRI scan.
"We consulted with the doctor over the weekend – I think again The key point for Jacob is that he feels better when he throws every day," he said.
DeGrom had been scratched from his start on Saturday after manager Mickey Callaway said DeGrom's elbow was "barking". He was placed on the 10-day IL retroactively to 16 April, shortly after they decided to scratch him.
"Barking is an advanced medical term that I use for some stiffness or pain," Callaway said Monday. "He would not throw now, if he still barked."
He was initially pushed back from Friday to Saturday for throat infection and believed that this may have contributed to his elbow problem.
"I think it's back out of my routine," deGrom said on the question of elbowing on Saturday. "Do not throw as much as I want, I keep talking about how much I'm throwing and preparing between the startup preparations, I had a fever, body aches and all that stuff, it all hurt me, I got in the day off and it hurt a bit and decided to say something instead of pushing it and trying to go [Saturday]. "
DeGrom added he had an MRI when he got his extension before the start of the season and everything was good.
When deGrom was inducted into the IL, Van Wagenen published an explanation that he was already improving.
"Jacob has been dealing with illnesses over the last week and was unable to complete his normal routine between launches," Van Wagenen said. "As a result, he was scratched by tomorrow's game, and Jacob had mild limb pain in the last 24 hours, and his arm felt much better after being treated with our health and performance bar, but it will." be valued by our medical team in New York on Monday in a wealth of caution.