Jacob deGrom's MRI on back shows 'nothing concerning': report


What a sigh of relief. 

An MRI on Jacob deGrom's back showed nothing concerning after the Mets ace experienced back tightness in Tuesday’s intrasquad scrimmage, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. 

The right-hander left the game after pitching one inning and is considered "day-to-day" by manager Luis Rojas, who addressed reporters earlier on Wednesday. 

Rojas, who was still awaiting results of the MRI when speaking with media, said that it was too early to comment on deGrom's status for Opening Day. 

Degrom, the defending two-time Cy Young Award winner, was making his second-to-last start before Opening Day as he was set out to extend his workload before the 60-game season begins on July 24.

He allowed a single and struck out two in his inning of work, but Justin Wilson took the mound in the second inning.

The 32-year-old also experienced back issues during spring training in 2018, which prevented him from pitching on Opening Day.

The Mets are already without Noah Syndergaard this season, who underwent Tommy John surgery in the spring, and have a staff that consists of Marcus Stroman, Steven Matz, Rick Procello and Micheal Wacha.

Corey Oswalt, who also pitched on Tuesday, is another starting pitcher option on the 40-man roster, as well as Walker Lockett.