‘Glass-bodied’ DeGrom ends up on 60-day disabled list

It’s become synonymous with “glass body. Jacob deGrom (35, Texas Rangers) is facing a lengthy injury layoff.

On April 6, Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Texas club announced that it has placed DeGrom on the 60-day disabled list (IL).

DeGrom made his first start on April 29 against the New York Yankees. He pitched 3⅔ scoreless innings before being pulled from the game. The next day, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.

He rehabbed and was ready to return, but it was a step backwards. According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “DeGrom was initially expected to begin the rehabilitation process this week after undergoing tests. The team hasn’t announced how the results of the exam affected the move to the 60-day disabled list, but he won’t be back on the mound as soon as expected.”

A ‘healthy’ deGrom was a great pitcher. He broke into the big leagues in a New York Mets uniform in 2014. He won Rookie of the Year honors that year with a 9-6 record and 2.69 ERA in 22 games and 140 1/3 innings. In 2018, he went 10-9 with a 1.70 ERA and in 2019, he went 11-8 with a 2.43 ERA, winning the Cy Young Award for the second straight year.안전놀이터

However, injuries were too frequent. He had problems with his elbow, shoulder, and other areas. In 2021, he went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA in just 15 starts, and last year he went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 11 starts.

Texas had faith in DeGrom heading into this season. They signed him in free agency. They gave him a five-year, $185 million deal. But DeGrom has been plagued by injuries again. In six games and 30⅓ innings this year, he’s gone 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

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