Jacob deGrom of the Mets looks on after a game against the...

Jacob deGrom of the Mets looks on after a game against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on April 15. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Buck Showalter is pleased. Jacob deGrom is pleased. Any Mets fan who follows SNY on Twitter is pretty pleased, too.

The Mets ace, who hasn’t pitched this year due to a stress reaction in his shoulder, threw long distance off flat ground at Citi Field Friday and will be traveling with the team as his rehab ramps up, Showalter said. Video of the throwing session was posted by SNY Friday.

“Can I get a copy? I’d like to see it. It makes me feel good,” Showalter said of the clip.

There’s still no timetable on deGrom, but he looks to be on track for a June or July return. He’s yet to throw off a mound, and his progression will depend on how he reacts to the gradually increased stress to the shoulder.

“He’s very upbeat that the club has been competitive while he isn’t here and he’s looking forward to getting back and making a contribution,” Showalter said. “We’re always in need of Jake. I think it’s kind of uplifting in a lot of ways to see him in a locker room, knowing what is probably going to be down the road if we can stay down this path.”

Megill improving

Tylor Megill (biceps tendinitis) threw a bullpen session Thursday that “went well,” Showalter said. “We’ve kind of mapped it out where, in a perfect world, he would rejoin us” but the team will have to see how his body reacts, he said. If all goes according to plan, the next step would be to throw batting practice. Megill will likely need one or two rehab starts before he rejoins the team, Showalter added.

Moment of silence

The Mets held a moment of silence for the fourth graders and teachers gunned down in Uvalde, Texas, showing photos of those killed on the scoreboard, while asking elected leaders to act.

“We cannot bring these children and their teachers back, but we must try as a nation to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again,” the PA announcer said. “We must get beyond the political rhetoric and taking sides and focus on stopping this once and for all. We are a nation founded on our freedoms, but when your freedom to safely go to school, the supermarket or a house of worship is threatened, we risk becoming something un-American.”

Extra bases

Yoan Lopez’s suspension for throwing near Nolan Arenado was appealed down from three games to one. Lopez was called up Friday and served the time …The Mets recalled righthander Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A and optioned lefthander Thomas Szapucki.


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