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Mets’ Jacob deGrom to make season debut Tuesday vs. Nationals

The wait for Jacob deGrom’s return to the mound for the Mets is finally over.

The right-hander will make his season debut Tuesday against the Washington Nationals, manager Buck Showalter said Sunday. deGrom’s Tuesday debut will end a 391-day stretch since his last major-league start.

The two-time Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star last pitched on July 7, 2021, in a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewwers. He missed the final three months of the 2021 season with forearm and elbow injuries, but still finished ninth in Cy Young voting despite making only 15 starts thanks to a 1.08 ERA, 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings and a 0.55 WHIP.

deGrom hasn’t pitched for the Mets this season due to a stress reaction in his scapula.

On Wednesday, he made his fourth rehab start, throwing 67 pitches over four innings for Triple-A Syracuse. He allowed four runs and three walks with six strikeouts in the outing.

(Photo: Sam Navarro / USA Today)

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