WASHINGTON — Two-time Cy Young Award winnerBy the Tuesday's procedural move does not necessarily reflect any news on his progress in his recovery from stress reaction to his right shoulder blade.
DeGrom did not pitch this season and is expected to remain out of the game at least until June. The Mets, who lead the NL East, moved DeGrom from the 10-day IL to make room for Locke St. John on their 40-man roster..
Interview with reporters prior to Tuesday night's game.Buck Showalter, New York's manager, refused to give details on deGrom's situation. After being injured in spring training, he was placed on the injured's list on April 7.
“Everything is going well. Showalter, who is in his first season with the Mets, stated that he will not be involved in the doctor-and trainer business. They are happy with the way he is progressing and I won't say if he's ahead or behind, but that's not what I intend to do.”
On April 25, deGrom underwent an MRI/CT scan, which showed that the injury was healing. Further tests were scheduled for May.
DeGrom was the winner of the 2018 and 2019 NL Cy Young Awards.
After only appearing in one game this season for the Cubs, St. John, at 29 years old, was designated for assignment. He pitched seven games for the Cubs.2019
DeGrom, the recipient of the 2018 and 2019 NL Cy Young Awards, will miss several weeks due to the problem with his right shoulder blade.Three-time Cy Young awardee, who signed a three year, $130 million deal with the Mets as a free agent in this offseason, was dealing with a right-hamstring problem that developed late in spring training.