Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom looks on from the dugout during...

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom looks on from the dugout during an MLB game against the Brewers at Citi Field on June 16. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Mets announced that Jacob deGrom will start for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday against Omaha, the next and possibly final start on his minor-league rehab assignment.

He began the rehab assignment on July 3, pitched a simulated game last Thursday after a two-day delay because of shoulder soreness and threw a bullpen session on Sunday at Citi Field before the Mets beat San Diego.

If he is deemed ready to return to the big-league club, he could slot into the series in Washington that begins Aug. 1. The Mets also could send him for one more minor-league game before the 30-day clock on the rehab assignment expires.

DeGrom, who hasn’t pitched for the Mets this season, was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right shoulder blade during spring training.

DeGrom missed the last 2 1⁄2 months of the 2021 season with forearm and elbow issues. He last pitched in a big-league game on July 7, 2021.

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