Texas Rangers right-hander Jacob deGrom (35), the protagonist of the 2nd Cy Young Young, is finally on the operating table.스포츠토토
MLB.com announced on the 7th (hereafter Korean time), “Two-time Cy Young Award winner deGrom was out of the season as he underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) due to a ruptured right ulnar collateral ligament.”
DeGrom, who signed a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers in December of last year for 5 years and 180 million dollars (approximately 241.7 billion won), ended the season after starting six games this year. A two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, he was highly anticipated at the time of his free agent signing. His performance in six games was also good, with 2 wins and no losses, and an earned run average of 2.67.
He showed his power by striking out 45 in 30⅓ innings. But his weak body was the problem. DeGrom, who was grounded in 4 innings against Kansas City on April 18 due to wrist pain, felt soreness in his right forearm against the Yankees on the 29th, and was ground again early with 50 pitches in 3⅔innings.
DeGrom was diagnosed with elbow inflammation the next day and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Texas then placed pitcher Spencer Howard on the 26-man roster on the 6th and moved deGrom to the 60-day disabled list.
On the 27th of last month, while away from Baltimore, he threw 31 pitches in the bullpen and seemed to be preparing for a comeback, but ended up on the 60-day injured list and underwent surgery. DeGrom missed the second half in 2021 with the same injury.
DeGrom won 15 in 2017, 10 in 2018 and 11 in 2019. During this period, he threw more than 200 innings and showed the power of a league-class pitcher, but he suffered the disgrace of ‘glass body’ again this year.