LOS ANGELES — The Mets’ place within the standings doubtless received’t affect how they proceed with Jacob deGrom.
As deGrom awaits an MRI examination this week that may decide if the swelling in his proper elbow has subsided sufficient for him to renew throwing, performing basic supervisor Zack Scott advised The Put up on Sunday that if the right-hander is cleared to pitch in September, he in all probability will — even when the Mets’ postseason probabilities have all however evaporated at that time.
“I believe we’ll need to get him on the market simply to see the place he’s at,” Scott mentioned earlier than the Mets beat the Dodgers 7-2, including that the purpose could be to eradicate a possible query mark heading into the offseason.
DeGrom final week was positioned on the 60-day injured listing, which means Sept. 13 is the earliest he might rejoin the lively roster. The Mets ace final pitched on July 7 — he returned from the All-Star break with proper forearm tightness and was positioned on the IL.
He was shut down from throwing on July 30 due to elbow discomfort. DeGrom’s final MRI confirmed decreased swelling, in accordance with the crew, however he was advised to relaxation into this week earlier than receiving additional analysis.
Noah Syndergaard is “shut” to starting a minor league rehab project, in accordance with Scott, after the right-hander confronted batters in stay batting apply for a second time on Saturday. It’s doubtless that Syndergaard will face batters once more in a managed setting this week, maybe for a number of innings, in accordance with supervisor Luis Rojas. The Mets are hopeful Syndergaard can return, probably in a bullpen function, in early September. His preliminary rehab from Tommy John surgical procedure was shut down in Could after he incurred elbow discomfort.
Jeff McNeil adopted a efficiency by which he reached base twice Saturday with a pinch-hit double within the sixth, leaving the Mets hopeful the slumping second baseman is near getting on observe.
“He appeared actually good right this moment,” Rojas mentioned. “He put the ball within the air, which is vital for him, that has been his M.O. as a hitter — pull air — however he hit it to left-center and that’s even a greater signal, that he can belief his energy to drive the opposite means, so he feels actually good proper now.”
McNeil remained within the sport because the left fielder. He’s anticipated to obtain taking part in time at that place, following Javier Baez’s return from the injured listing and with Francisco Lindor’s looming comeback.