It was a good sign for the Mets after Jacob deGrom finished another bullpen session on Wednesday without any pain in his right elbow, per MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
With that successful session, deGrom should be set to come off the Injured List and return to the rotation. His next scheduled start would be the series opener against the Brewers on Friday.
DeGrom received an MRI on his elbow on Monday, and it came back clean. This came before deGrom threw a 30-pitch bullpen that also saw positive results. There was never much concern for the Mets' ace, who was also battling strep throat.
The 30-year-old went on the IL retroactive April 16 after the Mets decided to scratch him from his previous start that was supposed to come this past Saturday. Now the Mets will hope the 2018 Cy Young Award winner will come back to his normal self.
After tossing a seven-inning gem against the Marlins in his second start of the season, deGrom fell off against the Twins with six runs allowed over four innings. He, then, allowed three earned over five against the Braves.