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deGrom is throwing just one day after exiting his brilliant outing early with shoulder soreness.

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom had another injury scare when he left Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs after three innings with apparent right shoulder soreness.

Fortunately, the best pitcher on the planet was seen throwing on the field on Thursday afternoon.

This comes as good news, primarily because deGrom had another injury issue in his previous start, as well.

Earlier, Anthony DiComo of mlb.com reported that the Mets received a positive report on deGrom’s shoulder and that he will be sent for a second opinion. There is no official diagnosis yet, but this doesn’t seem to be a serious injury.

It might be in the Mets’ best interest to skip deGrom’s next turn in the rotation even if he is ready to go because of the minor injury issues that he’s been dealing with and the fact that they don’t know what is causing this discomfort.

In his three innings on Wednesday, deGrom was perfect and even notched an RBI single. deGrom holds a 0.54 ERA and is on pace to have the best season in MLB history by a pitcher. He’s also hitting .423 with 6 RBIs.

He has batted in more runs than he has conceded. deGrom is on track to be named the NL MVP and the Mets must take care of the face of their franchise as they look to win the NL East and make a deep playoff run.

Leen has written about the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer. She is currently the primary NHL writer for ESNY. Leen's work has been featured on Bleacher Report and she was formerly a contributor for FanSided's New York Mets blog, Rising Apple. She is a co-host of the Yankees-Mets Express podcast.