Jacob deGrom is coming back to the Mets.
The ace came out of his side session feeling good before Sunday’s game and now he is in line to start Tuesday against the Rockies. DeGrom left his May 9 start against the Diamondbacks with pain in his side after five innings and made one rehab start at Single-A last week.
DeGrom joined his teammates Friday in Miami and began his regular between-starts routine, but manager Luis Rojas was hesitant to green-light him for an MLB game until after observing Sunday’s tune-up.
“Jake threw a side today and felt pretty good, so he is on track to start for us,” Rojas said. “Everything looked good. We are still going to monitor today and (Monday), but he’s on track.”
Reliever Dellin Betances also threw a pregame side session Sunday but there was no immediate word on his next steps. He rejoined teammates Saturday night.