DeGrom’s MRI clean; Mets taking it day by day

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An MRI performed on New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom‘s right shoulder came back clean, manager Luis Rojas said Thursday.

The results were examined by two different doctors, Rojas said.

“It just showed a normal shoulder that a pitcher would have and there’s no concern,” Rojas said, adding that deGrom played catch on Thursday.

Rojas said the team plans to take it “day-by-day” with deGrom and there are no plans right now to place him on the injured list.

DeGrom left Wednesday night’s start against the Chicago Cubs with shoulder soreness. It marked the third time he has left a start due to injury this season, including last Friday against the San Diego Padres with elbow soreness and on May 9 against the Arizona Diamondbacks after five innings with right side tightness.

Rojas said Thursday that none of his injuries are connected.

DeGrom, 32, struck out eight of the nine batters he faced over three innings, and he drove in a run with an RBI single in the second inning.

DeGrom’s three shutout innings on Wednesday lowered his ERA to 0.54 — he has given up only four earned runs all year — while his RBI gave him six on the season. He has 111 strikeouts in 67 innings.

ESPN’s Jesse Rogers contributed to this report.

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