Jacob deGrom will be reassessed on Friday after feeling a tight shoulder, New York Mets say

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom feels a pain in his right shoulder on the long throw and may not be able to start the spring season as scheduled on Friday, according to manager Buck Showalter.

The timing is far from ideal for the Mets, who are opening the season in a week, with deGrom expected to feature in the opening game against the Washington Nationals.

Speaking after the team’s spring training loss to the Nationals on Thursday, Showalter said deGrom will be reevaluated on Friday, and if he is unable to start against St. Louis Cardinals, he’ll probably have an MRI of his shoulder.

“We’ll see how he is in the morning before we scratch him,” Showalter told reporters. “But he has to be pretty convincing to throw him tomorrow. I’d be surprised if he plays tomorrow – rain or not.”

DeGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, had an impressive start to last season, going 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA in his 15 opening games. But an elbow injury kept him out for much of the second half.

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