PHILADELPHIA — The week-old son of Mets RHP Jacob deGrom was discharged from a Florida hospital Monday, and deGrom could return to the rotation as soon as next weekend at Atlanta, manager Terry Collins said.
Jaxon Anthony deGrom had been dealing with an undisclosed medical issue since his birth last Monday night.
DeGrom, who lives in Deland, has been with his family for the past week but has been commuting to the Mets' spring complex in Port St. Lucie to throw. He is due to pitch a simulated game today.
Collins said he hasn't decided when deGrom will return to the rotation. "He's going to throw his simulated game (today), and then we'll take a look at where he's at," he said.
NOT WELCOME: Jason Heyward expected a harsh reception from Cardinals fans. He sort of looked forward to it, and he even took off his helmet in acknowledgement when he heard the boos before his first at-bat. "If somebody boos me here, that means they were not happy to see me leave," Heyward said before making his first appearance in a Cubs uniform at Busch Stadium. "I'm kind of glad that people weren't happy to see me leave. The fans should enjoy it, and we're going to enjoy it." In other Cubs news, OF Kyle Schwarber is scheduled to have surgery on his left knee this week, manager Joe Maddon said.
CARDINALS: SS Ruben Tejada was activated from the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a strained left quadriceps suffered in the last game of spring training March 31.
RED SOX: 3B Pablo Sandoval got a cortisone shot in his ailing left shoulder but couldn't get a full examination because there was too much residual swelling, manager John Farrell said. Sandoval is expected to be re-examined in two weeks.
TIGERS: RHP Spenser Watkins was suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor-league drug program after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Watkins, 23, was at Class A West Michigan.
TWINS: Former manager Ron Gardenhire was hired as a special assistant to GM Terry Ryan. His responsibilities will include traveling to all minor-league affiliates as an instructor and evaluator. … Closer Glen Perkins won't need surgery on his strained left shoulder and will try to come back after rest and rehab. … 3B Trevor Plouffe is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list today with a strained intercostal.