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Injuries & Roster Moves: deGrom on track

June 18, 2021

Keep track of the Mets’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

deGrom says shoulder issue came on swing

June 18, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Most accounts of Jacob deGrom’s right shoulder injury focus on his third inning last Wednesday, when he winced and shook his arm following a pitch to the Cubs’ Eric Sogard. But deGrom actually believes he hurt himself the previous inning, when he swung and missed at a Robert

Mets get good news on deGrom's shoulder

Ace plays catch, not going on IL for now as club plays wait and see
June 17, 2021

NEW YORK -- A few minutes before 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jacob deGrom emerged from the Mets’ bullpen to play a light game of catch in the Citi Field outfield. An MRI administered earlier in the day had revealed the image, in manager Luis Rojas’ words, of “a normal

'Frustrating': deGrom exits with sore shoulder

Mets defeat Cubs after ace strikes out 8 of 9 in 3 innings before departing
June 17, 2021

NEW YORK -- In what has become a far too familiar scene at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom walked off the mound in the third inning on Wednesday and proceeded directly down the clubhouse tunnel, kicking the base of the wall in frustration. deGrom had just thrown three more perfect innings

Conforto begins rehab assignment early

June 16, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets’ months-long march toward full health advanced significantly on Wednesday, when outfielder Michael Conforto began a Minor League rehab assignment several days ahead of schedule. Conforto was slated to play five innings and take two plate appearances for Triple-A Syracuse. Initially, Mets officials had hoped that

Notes: Betances starts rehab assignment

June 13, 2021

NEW YORK -- A long-lost member of the Mets’ Opening Day bullpen could be nearing a return. Dellin Betances began a Minor League rehab assignment with the Low-A St. Lucie Mets on Sunday, marking his first game action since his lone regular-season outing on April 7. Following that appearance, the

Notes: deGrom plays catch, feels 'fine'

Carrasco working toward return; McKinney (right knee) scratched
June 12, 2021

NEW YORK -- As a small group huddled around Jacob deGrom on Saturday afternoon, Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner emerged from the clubhouse to state the obvious. “He’s throwing,” Hefner said. “That’s a good sign.” It was indeed a positive development for deGrom, who exited Friday’s win over the Padres

deGrom lowers ERA to 0.56. (Not a misprint!)

Ace 'not too concerned' about flexor tendon issue
June 12, 2021

NEW YORK -- For Jacob deGrom, the actions were subtle: a quiet conversation with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, a premature handshake with manager Luis Rojas, a walk down the clubhouse tunnel in the bottom of the sixth. Immediately, it was easy to consider the worst. For deGrom, a season of

Trade targets? Mets could boost rotation

June 11, 2021

NEW YORK -- Recent setbacks for Carlos Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard have altered the Mets’ pitching landscape. When the Mets broke camp in March, they hoped for both of those players to be in their rotation by June. Now, both remain weeks, if not months, away. As such, rotation help

Syndergaard (elbow) shut down for 6 weeks

'We pray he can pitch for us this year,' manager says of Thor, who's out until at least August
May 27, 2021

NEW YORK -- In a major setback that puts the rest of his season -- not to mention the rest of his Mets tenure -- in jeopardy, rehabbing pitcher Noah Syndergaard was shut down from throwing for the next six weeks. Assuming at least a month-long ramp-up once he restarts

Thor exits 2nd rehab start with sore elbow

May 26, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets received a jolt of bad news Tuesday on rehabbing pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who left his start for Class A St. Lucie after one inning due to right elbow soreness. It’s the same elbow that Syndergaard underwent Tommy John surgery to repair last March. Syndergaard made

Mets trying to 'stay afloat' after another injury

May 24, 2021

NEW YORK -- It was reasonable to wonder, following the Mets’ 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Monday, if Tim Tebow might have cracked the Majors by now had he not retired from baseball to play tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Mets have entered such dire straits that

GM Scott talks Mets' injuries, search for help

McCann manned first base for first time in pro ball in opener against Rockies
May 24, 2021

NEW YORK -- With injuries making the Mets’ daily lineups more representative of Grapefruit League games than regular-season affairs, general manager Zack Scott has been, in his words, “pretty much on the phone all day, every day” in an attempt to patch together a reasonable roster. Many injured Mets --

deGrom to start Tuesday; injury updates

@ladsonbill24
May 23, 2021

The Mets received good news on Sunday. Right-hander Jacob deGrom will start against the Rockies on Tuesday at Citi Field, according to Mets manager Luis Rojas. deGrom missed two Major League starts because of right side tightness, however he struck out eight of the 10 batters he faced in Low-A

Alonso to IL with hand sprain; Díaz recalled

@ladsonbill24
May 21, 2021

The injuries continue to pile up for the Mets, who placed first baseman Pete Alonso on the 10-day injured list with a right hand sprain and right-hander Tommy Hunter on the 10-day IL with lower back pain on Friday. The Mets currently have 16 players on the injured list. The

Alonso out with wrist soreness; MRI to come

@S__Bright
May 20, 2021

Prior to Wednesday's game, Pete Alonso was believed to be available for the Mets' series finale against the Braves. However, after falling 5-4 on a Ronald Acuña Jr. walk-off homer, fans were left wondering why Alonso did not get a chance at the plate in the ninth inning. Mets manager

Notes: deGrom to make rehab start Thursday

@S__Bright
May 19, 2021

Amid some unfortunate injuries to several starters -- including Noah Syndergaard, Taijuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco -- the Mets got some good news regarding injured ace Jacob deGrom. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner felt good following a bullpen session Tuesday and will make a rehab start for the

Pillar: 'Am I in the lineup today or what?'

@S__Bright
May 18, 2021

After taking a pitch to the face in Monday night's game against the Braves, which resulted in multiple nasal fractures and a trip to the injured list, Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar arrived to Truist Park on Tuesday in good spirits. According to teammate Marcus Stroman, upon entering the clubhouse, Pillar

Pete Crow-Armstrong to have surgery

@HarriganMLB
May 18, 2021

Outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, the Mets’ No. 5 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will undergo right shoulder surgery for a GLAD (glenoid labral articular disruption) lesion, the club announced Tuesday. Crow-Armstrong underwent an MRI, which revealed a tear of the labrum as well as damage to the articular cartilage of the

Pillar has nasal fractures after scary HBP

@S__Bright
May 18, 2021

In the top of the seventh inning of Monday night's 3-1 Mets win at Truist Park, Kevin Pillar exited the game after being struck in the face with a 94.5 mph fastball. After being tended to by the Mets' medical staff, Pillar walked off the field and into the locker

Walker (left side tightness) to get MRI

@S__Bright
May 18, 2021

Taijuan Walker exited early due to left side tightness on Monday night, as he was removed after working three dominant innings to start the Mets' 3-1 win over the Braves at Truist Park. “I was able to get though my start last week with it," Walker said. "But today [it

Conforto, McNeil to IL; Mets add Lee, Fargas

May 17, 2021

The Mets placed outfielder Michael Conforto (strained right hamstring) and second baseman Jeff McNeil (strained left hamstring) on the 10-day injured list before Monday's game against the Braves and called up outfielders Khalil Lee and Johneshwy Fargas from Triple-A Syracuse. Right-hander Seth Lugo was transferred to the 60-day IL. The

Conforto, McNeil exit early with injuries

@ladsonbill24
May 16, 2021

The Mets were hit hard by injuries Sunday afternoon, when right fielder Michael Conforto and designated hitter Jeff McNeil left early in the 7-1 loss to the Rays because of hamstring injuries. Conforto exited in the first inning at Tropicana Field with right hamstring tightness, and McNeil left in the

Davis, Lugo to rehab at Triple-A Syracuse

@ladsonbill24
May 15, 2021

The Mets thought they would activate third baseman J.D. Davis from the injured list on Saturday. Instead, he will have a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse before he returns to the Major League team. It turns out that Davis is still bothered by his bruised left hand. He feels the

Almora avoids serious injury after hitting wall

X-rays negative, but Mets to conduct more tests; McNeil appears OK after 'body cramps'
May 12, 2021

NEW YORK -- The Mets lost two members from their dwindling supply of healthy position players on Tuesday, when second baseman Jeff McNeil and Albert Almora Jr. both departed their 3-2 win over the Orioles. McNeil left after the third inning due to what the Mets called “body cramps,” which