Sidelined for what the Mets hope will be just a brief stint on the injured list, ace Jacob deGrom completed his bullpen session without issue on Monday.
The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who has been on the shelf since Friday with a sore right elbow potentially stemming from an illness, is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday and, if all goes well, remains in line to come off the injured list and start on Friday against the Brewers.
“It was just a little sore,” deGrom said over the weekend. “I had been sick since Atlanta; kind of had a whole body soreness. For me, when I don’t throw, it seems that things pop up. I wasn’t on a normal routine. I was trying to just get enough in to be able to make my starts and I just felt a little soreness in my elbow. I decided to say something.”
The Mets' starting lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies included neither second baseman Robinson Cano, who exited Sunday's game with a hand/wrist injury, nor shortstop Amed Rosario, who was battling flu-like symptoms.