Two-time Cy Young Award winner Texas Rangers right-hander Jacob deGrom, 35, is going under the knife.
“The two-time Cy Young Award winner is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction) for a torn right ulnar collateral ligament,” MLB.com reported on Sunday.
DeGrom, who signed a five-year, $180 million 스포츠토토 free agent contract with Texas last December, appeared in six games this year before being shut down. The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner was highly touted as a free agent. In six games, he went 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA.
He struck out 45 batters in 30⅓ innings. However, a weak body was a problem. After being pulled after four innings on April 18 in Kansas City with wrist soreness, DeGrom felt tightness in his right forearm against the Yankees on April 29 and was pulled again early after 3⅔ innings and 50 pitches.
The next day, he was diagnosed with elbow inflammation and placed on the 15-day disabled list. Texas then added pitcher Spencer Howard to the 26-man roster on April 6 and moved DeGrom to the 60-day disabled list.
He appeared to be on track to make a comeback when he threw 31 pitches out of the bullpen against Baltimore on March 27, but was eventually placed on the 60-day disabled list and underwent surgery. DeGrom had the same injury in 2021 that wiped out the second half of his season.
DeGrom won 15 games in 2017, 10 in 2018, and 11 in 2019. He was one of the best pitchers in the league, throwing more than 200 innings in those years, but he’ll have to live with the “glass house” label again this year.