DeGrom still plans to pitch
UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before.
However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.
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— Tampa Bay outfielder Austin