New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is still in the IL but an MRI yesterday seems to say that his right elbow is A-O-K.
And that means he is still on track to start this Friday night after his MRI showed no damage.
New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the NL Cy Young Award winner had a test Monday morning that came back clean.
"No problems whatsoever,'' Van Wagenen said, later adding: "We got the answers we were hoping for.''
DeGrom threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday. He is lined up to come off the injured list and start the opener of a weekend series against Milwaukee at Citi Field.
DeGrom reported soreness last week, and the Mets put him on the injured list while the team was in St. Louis. The move followed two shaky starts by deGrom, leaving him 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA. Later, the team said deGrom had been slowed by strep throat.
He and the club said his elbow trouble was likely a result of altering his routine during the recent bout of strep throat.
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