Jacob deGrom Status: When Will Mets Ace Be Back, Return From Injury?

Written By Matt Burke on May 4, 2022
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Mets fans, Cy Young futures bettors and fantasy baseball owners are certainly keeping tabs on the status of injured pitcher Jacob deGrom. The star RHP was slated to start Opening Day for the Mets but an imaging test revealed a stress reaction in his right scapula. So how long will the Mets hurler be out and when will Jacob deGrom be back and return to the field of play? Below we will deliver an update on his status and look at his current Cy Young betting odds.

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When will Jacob deGrom be back and return to Mets?

Major League Baseball fans and MLB bettors are looking for answers as to when will Jacob deGrom be back and return to the field. A tentative return date is at or around June 1 as MLB Network reporter Jon Heyman initially reported on April 4. That was thought to be the “best case scenario.”

DeGrom does seem to be on track to be back on the Citi Field mound around that date. Mets manager Buck Showalter said on April 19 that “everything is going real well” regarding deGrom’s rehab. DeGrom received an MRI scan of his shoulder on April 25 and it showed “considerable healing of the stress reaction on his scapula.”

As ESPN’s Jeff Passan pointed out in early April, former Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha suffered a similar injury back in 2014. He was out 79 days – a little over 11 weeks. Using that timetable and the updates that have been delivered regarding deGrom’s rehab, here are some potential dates for a return.

  • 9 weeks: June 3 (63 days)
  • 10 weeks: June 10 (70 days)
  • 11 weeks: June 17 (77 days)
  • 12 weeks: June 24 (84 days)

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Jacob deGrom odds

DeGrom was the favorite to win NL Cy Young just prior to the start of the MLB season and just prior to the news of his shoulder blade injury. The Mets starter was +350 to win it at BetMGM at the time.

Despite the amount of time he is missing, deGrom is still available to bet on to win the NL Cy Young at most major legal online sportsbooks. Check out the best deGrom prices below.

New York Mets odds

DeGrom is regarded as the best pitcher in the sport in most circles but the Mets staff is still thriving despite the absence of their star. New York’s staff had a microscopic 2.52 ERA through three weeks of the season, good enough for second best in the Majors. That pitching success translated to the Mets’ place in the standings as they were the first MLB team to 10 wins and sat atop the NL East standings three weeks in.

The Mets are currently () to win the World Series and are () to capture the NL East crown.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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