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Mets Ace deGrom Has Shoulder Tightness, Sent For MRI

Apr 1, 2022, 1:52 PM | Updated: 1:52 pm

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 28: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs dur...

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 28: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning on August 28, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Friday and is being sent for an MRI after feeling tightness in his pitching shoulder, putting his status for opening day in jeopardy.

DeGrom had been set to make a spring training start against St. Louis.

He began to feel the tightness while playing catch Thursday. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is slated to start the season opener next Thursday in Washington.

It’s concerning news for the Mets, who have big plans this season after signing fellow ace Max Scherzer to join deGrom atop a terrific rotation.

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Mets Ace deGrom Has Shoulder Tightness, Sent For MRI