While Jacob deGrom can return to the Mets' rotation for Friday's game against the Brewers, the team won't name a starting pitcher until Friday, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
DeGrom, who went on the injured list last week, threw a bullpen session on Wednesday without any pain in his right elbow and remains on track to return this weekend.
However, the Mets are waiting to name a starting pitcher for Friday's series opener against Milwaukee with rain in the forecast.
An MRI on deGrom's elbow came back clean, and there was ever much concern that deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, was dealing with a serious elbow injury. He was initially diagnosed with strep throat, and the team placed him on the IL after manager Mickey Callaway said deGrom's elbow was "barking."
The 30-year-old deGrom is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA in four starts this season. While he started the year with 13 scoreless innings in his first two starts, he has allowed nine runs, 13 hits, five walks and five home runs across nine innings in his last two starts.