Texas Rangers ace Jacob deGrom, 35, is going under the knife.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), reported on the 7th (KST) that “DeGrom broke down in tears during an interview with the media and expressed his frustration over his unfortunate situation. According to local reports, DeGrom will undergo surgery for a torn right ulnar collateral ligament. “Texas general manager Chris Young did not say whether the surgery would be a Tommy John reconstruction or something else, but either way, he’s out for the season,” MLB.com added. DeGrom previously underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction) in 2010 while in the New York Mets minor leagues. His elbow has been consistently bad, so it’s hard to know how long the rehabilitation process will take.스포츠토토
“It’s always hard when you’re told you’re not going to be able to play for a while. I’ve been through this before, so I know what it takes to come back. That’s the goal,” he said. DeGrom’s surgery was expected the day before. Texas placed DeGrom on the 60-day disabled list (IL) on the 6th, indicating that he was unlikely to return anytime soon. DeGrom, who had been on the IL with right elbow inflammation, threw a bullpen session on the 27th of last month, leading to speculation that his return was imminent, but he hasn’t been heard from since.
DeGrom signed a five-year, $185 million deal with Texas last December. He won back-to-back National League (NL) Cy Young Awards 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. “One of our main goals in the offseason was to strengthen our starting pitching, and we’ve added one of the best,” Young said shortly after the signing. But despite the $200 million-plus investment, he was lost after just six starts. DeGrom finished the season with a 2-2 record and a 2.67 ERA, and a salary of $30 million ($3.9 billion).