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

He’s become synonymous with ‘glass body’. Jacob deGrom’s (35-Texas Rangers) injury layoff is getting longer.

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

DeGrom made his first start on 29 April against the New York Yankees. He pitched 3⅔ scoreless innings before being removed 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. That year, he went 9-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 22 games and 140⅓ innings, winning the Rookie of the Year award. 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.

However, injuries were too frequent. He had problems with his elbow, shoulder, and other parts of his body. 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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