Texas ace Jacob deGrom may have season-ending Tommy John surgical procedure, reducing quick his first season after the oft-injured right-hander signed a $185m, five-year contract with the Rangers.
Common supervisor Chris Younger stated Tuesday the choice on surgical procedure got here after an MRI on deGrom’s ailing proper elbow.
The 2-time NL Cy Younger Award winner hadn’t pitched since 28 April, when he exited early in opposition to the the New York Yankees due to harm issues for the second time in a span of three begins. The announcement of surgical procedure got here a day after deGrom was transferred to the 60-day injured record.
Younger stated the most recent MRI confirmed extra irritation and important structural injury that wasn’t there on the scan after deGrom exited the sport in opposition to the Yankees.
The Rangers signed deGrom, who turns 35 later this month, in free company after he had performed his first 9 massive league seasons with the Mets. He was restricted by accidents to 156 1/3 innings over 26 begins his final two years in New York.
DeGrom had a career-low 1.08 ERA over 92 innings in the course of the 2021 season earlier than lacking the ultimate three months with proper forearm tightness and a sprained elbow.
The four-time All-Star didn’t make his first big-league begin final yr till 2 August after being shut down late in spring coaching due to a stress response in his proper scapula.
Texas has received all six video games began by deGrom (2-0), however the right-hander has pitched solely 30 1/3 innings. He has a 2.67 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 4 walks. He threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings in opposition to the New York Yankees on 28 April earlier than leaving that sport due to discomfort in his arm.