Jacob deGrom transferred to 60-day IL, now throwing from 60 feet

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Jacob deGrom closeup during bullpen session March 2022
Jacob deGrom closeup during bullpen session March 2022

With the Mets claiming Locke St. John off waivers from the Cubs, the team transferred Jacob deGrom to the 60-Day injured list.

DeGrom has not pitched this season as he deals with a stress reaction in his shoulder. Despite the transfer, the latest news on his injury was still positive.

Mets GM Billy Eppler told reporters prior to Tuesday's game in Washington that deGrom has begun throwing "out to 60 feet at light intensity," via Tim Healey of Newsday.

Buck Showalter was asked about deGrom prior to Tuesday's game as well, and while he didn't have much to add to the situation, he did say the ace is where he should be in his rehab.

"Everything’s going well. I’m going to stay out of the doctor and trainer business, but he’s where he’s supposed to be," said the Mets skipper. "I’m not going to say ahead or behind, but they like the way he’s progressing."

The Mets ace received an MRI a couple of weeks ago that showed "considerable healing," and he was cleared to "begin loading and strengthening of the shoulder."

The move to the 60-Day IL is just a paper move to make room for St. John. He's only tossed eight big league games - seven of them with the Rangers in 2019, and one with the Cubs earlier this year. He owned a 2.58 ERA in Triple-A last year and struck out 75 batters in 59.1 innings.