Seoul=Newsis] Reporter Kim Hee-joon = Major League Baseball (MLB) Texas Rangers’ ‘new ace’ Jacob deGrom (35) met a stumbling block from the first day of spring camp.먹튀검증
Concerns have arisen after deGrom, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years, has been disrupted from training on the first day of spring training.
ESPN and MLB.com said on the 16th (Korean time), “DGrom felt pain in his left side, so he could not digest the first day of training for the Texas pitcher and catcher’s spring camp held in Surprise, Arizona, USA.” did,” he said.
DeGrom has been complaining of pain in his side since pitching out of the bullpen a few days ago. Texas recently decided to give deGrom a break in light of Arizona’s unusual climate, which brought the weather cold, snow and hail.
Texas emphasized that removing deGrom from training on the first day was a “precautionary measure.”
“It could happen on the first day of spring training,” said Texas general manager Chris Young. is very good,” he said.
Nonetheless, deGrom’s physical condition is being watched with suspicion. It’s because deGrom has had a lot of injuries lately.
When healthy, deGrom is the best pitcher in the league. He played as a solid ace for the New York Mets.
DeGrom, who went 9-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 2014, the first year of his big league debut, and won the National League Rookie of the Year, won 14 wins in 2015 and 15 wins in 2017, becoming one of the top starting pitchers in the league.
DeGrom won the National League Cy Young Award with an outstanding record of 10-9 with an ERA of 1.70 in 2018, and the following year, he went 11-8 with an ERA of 2.43, holding the Cy Young Award for the second consecutive year.
However, he has been plagued by injuries in the past two years. He only started in 15 games in 2021 and 11 in 2022.
DeGrom hasn’t played since July after complaining of elbow soreness in 2021. Prior to his injury, his performance was excellent with 7 wins, 2 losses and an ERA of 1.08, but he missed virtually the entire second half.
Last year, he complained of pain in his right shoulder at the end of March, right before the start of the season, and returned to the big leagues in August. Last year, his performance was 5-4 with an earned run average of 3.08.
DeGrom, who qualified as a free agent (FA) after the 2022 season, signed a five-year, $185 million guaranteed contract with Texas. If the option hanging in the 2028 season, the sixth year, is exercised, deGrom will earn up to $222 million over six years.
Texas, which invested heavily in anticipation of deGrom’s performance when he was healthy, appears to be prudent in dealing with injuries in deGrom.
Texas plans to watch deGrom’s condition for a day or two. “We decided to wait a day or two for deGrom to heal and get back to perfect condition,” Young explained.