The right-hander said everything "felt completely normal" after throwing on Saturday. DeGrom will be examined on Monday, just to be safe, but he plans to make his next start when he's eligible to come off the 10-day injured list.
"It goes back to the throwing thing I feel better when I throw," deGrom said when asked why he isn't shutting it down until Monday, according to Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports. "We had that discussion, ‘Hey, should we just wait till we see the doctor?’ I said, ‘Well it’s not feeling bad, so why go two more, almost three more days without throwing?"
Mets manager Mickey Callaway disclosed that everybody is feeling optimistic about the situation.
"He might not get an MRI if he’s feeling this good. That’s why I said he’s got to get checked out," Callaway said. "He improved so much and I’m not a doctor, we’re going off what they say, he improved so much yesterday and he feels good today."
Before Saturday's revelation, deGrom was reportedly going to head back to Flushing to get an MRI on his elbow after complaining that it was "barking" after playing catch on Friday. New York put him on the IL retroactive to April 16.
The reigning NL Cy Young award winner is 2-2 on the 2019 campaign with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings. However, the 30-year-old struggled in his last two starts against the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves, surrendering a combined nine runs along with five home runs in just nine innings.