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Jacob deGrom To Undergo MRI On Throwing Shoulder

Jacob deGrom on the mound for the Mets.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets looks at the ball as he stands on the mound during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field on April 09, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets could be without their best player heading into the 2022 season. On Thursday, the team announce that ace Jacob deGrom felt tightness in his right shoulder while throwing long toss.

Mets manager Buck Showalter shared this update on deGrom with the public. Since he's dealing with an injury, the two-time Cy Young Award winner will not make his scheduled spring training start this Friday.

Instead, deGrom will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder. Once the results are in, the Mets will have a better idea of how much time deGrom will miss.

For now, deGrom's status for Opening Day is up in the air.

This is obviously a tough blow for deGrom, who missed half of the 2021 season with an elbow injury. He had a 1.08 ERA through 15 starts before he started experiencing pain in his elbow.

When healthy, deGrom is arguably the best pitcher in baseball. Over the past four seasons, he's never had higher than a 2.43 ERA.

We'll find out more about deGrom's status in the coming days.