Texas in Super Emergency–‘Elbow Injury’ DeGrom Moved to 60-Day IL

Texas Rangers ace Jacob deGrom’s (35) absence could be prolonged.

The Rangers transferred DeGrom to the 60-day disabled list (IL) on Saturday. DeGrom was placed on the 15-day DL on April 30 with right elbow inflammation and hasn’t returned since. Texas recalled right-handed pitcher Spencer Howard from the disabled list to fill DeGrom’s spot.

According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, DeGrom threw 31 pitches in a bullpen session in Baltimore on March 27. He threw a slider and changeup for the first time since going on the DL that day. At the time, Texas manager Bruce Bochy said he was “fine,” leading to speculation that he could be on his way back. But a 60-day DL stint will keep him out longer.

“The earliest he can return to the Texas lineup is June 29,” Yahoo Sports reported. DeGrom will reportedly undergo a second MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) 토토사이트 scan in the near future to further assess the condition of his elbow. If the condition hasn’t improved, he could be sidelined for an extended period of time. It’s such a sensitive area that it’s unlikely he’ll be back in time for the first half of the season.

DeGrom signed a five-year, $185 million (24.18 billion won) contract with the Texans last December. “One of our main goals in the offseason was to strengthen our starting pitching staff, and we added one of the best in the game,” said Texas general manager Chris Young at the time. But despite the $200 million-plus investment, the right-hander broke down after just six starts. DeGrom’s season record is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

A “healthy” deGrom is a surefire starter. He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Award two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019, while playing for the New York Mets. In his nine-year career with the Mets, he has an 82-57 record with a 2.52 ERA. According to MLB.com, “DeGrom’s second half of the 2021 season was marred by right elbow inflammation. He has had other injury issues in recent years.

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