NEW YORK – Mets ace Jacob deGrom pushed back a simulated game scheduled for Tuesday after experiencing muscle soreness in his right shoulder.
New York said deGrom's soreness was mild and the right-hander's live batting practice was delayed to Thursday “out of an abundance of caution.”
The two-time Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined since spring training with a stress reaction in his right scapula. He made his third minor league rehab start last Thursday, pitching four innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Syracuse. He has been expected to return shortly after the All-Star break.
The Mets say he played catch Monday and Tuesday before opting not to face hitters at the team's spring complex in Florida.
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