Jacob deGrom’s timeline to return to the majors may have to be pushed back slightly.
On Tuesday, the New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported that deGrom suffered a slight setback over the weekend. The Mets pitcher had been scheduled to return shortly after the All-Star break.
“On Sunday, [deGrom] presented with mild muscle soreness around his shoulder,” Heyman tweeted. “He played catch on Monday and Tuesday without issue, but out of an abundance of caution, Mets opted to move his simulated game to Thursday.