The promise of “glass body ace” Jacob deGrom (34, Texas Rangers), who said he would pitch in more than 30 games every year, is in an atmosphere of collapse.
The American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) Texas Rangers team announced on the 6th (Korean time) that it had placed deGrom on the 60-day injured list (IL).메이저사이트
DeGrom started against the New York Yankees on April 29, went down the mound in the 4th inning due to forearm pain, and the next day went to the 15-day IL.
DeGrom, who worked hard on rehabilitation for about a month, seemed to be in the process of returning by throwing 31 pitches from the bullpen on the 27th of last month.
MLB.com said, “DeGrom was scheduled to return this week after checking his recovery from injury,” and “but he couldn’t throw the ball as planned.”
DeGrom is considered one of the best right-handed fastball pitchers of all time. However, there are conditions. he must be healthy
DeGrom, who won the National League Cy Young Award for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019, has not been able to play full-time since 2020 due to large and small injuries.
He started only 12 games in 2020, 15 in 2021 and 11 in 2022.
After finishing the 2022 season, deGrom obtained qualification as a free agent (FA), and many clubs did not readily make offers.
At this time, the club that reached out was Texas. Texas is a ‘gamble’
DeGrom was aware of the concerns around him. “I’m in very good shape,” he said at the initiation ceremony, and emphasized that he will appear in more than 30 games every season for the next five years.
However, deGrom has been struggling since the first year of his contract.
He is 2-0 this season with an ERA of 2.67. Although he achieved good results, he started only 6 times and only completed 30⅓ innings. There is no record of appearances since May.