Jacob deGrom Stopped From Throwing Due To Injury

Stop us if you've heard this one before, Mets fans. Texas Rangers' newly-minted savior Jacob deGrom has been told to stop throwing due to some "tightness" in his left side. The ace pitcher, of course, missed an abundance of time the past two seasons with an assortment of injuries to his right side. 

Rangers beat writer Levi Weaver says that they're being told it isn't serious, and for now it's only a day or two that he's being held back. "Given the cold weather and how early it is in camp, we’re told — they’re going to hold him back a day or two. We’re told the seriousness level is such that he would play through it if it were the regular season."

Rangers GM Chris Young made it clear that it was he, not deGrom, that decided to shut him down, out of an abundance of caution.

deGrom, Young said, wanted to remain out there.  

Seeing as this is not on his throwing side, hopefully this is nothing, and just another of the little niggling things that arise at the start of spring training. But it's hard for alarm bells not to sound after the troubles deGrom has had the past two years. He's had more MRIs than wins going back to last season.

New York Mets' fans should have some (cruel) fun with this one on twitter. 

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