From the first year of signing a super-large contract, the glass body risk broke out. He’s going to hit the ground for the Texas Rangers, who invested a huge amount of over $ 100 million.
On the 12th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, quoted an interview with Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy and reported that “DeGrom, who has inflammation in his right elbow, is expected to miss at least two to three more weeks from now.” . 스포츠토토
DeGrom was placed on the 15-day disabled list on the 30th of last month with an inflammation in his right elbow. He started in a home game against the New York Yankees on the 29th and left 3⅔ innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, no runs, and was replaced due to forearm pain. Initially, it was expected to recover in about 15 days, but the injury prolonged and the return in May was unsuccessful. He seems to be able to get on the mound only in early June at the earliest.
This is the first time “glass body pitcher” deGrom has been on the injured list, but it is not the first time he has been injured. He had pain in his left side since spring camp and was late joining training, and on the 18th of last month against the Kansas City Royals, he was replaced early due to right wrist pain. He played the game with the risk of injury throughout the month of April, and eventually suffered an elbow injury and entered long-term rehabilitation.
The greatest weakness of deGrom, who once made a name for himself as a major league ace, is his health. After making his major league debut in 2014, he has a history of splendid awards such as winning the Cy Young Award twice (2018, 2019) and being selected as an All-Star four times (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021). He only played in 38 games. He hasn’t started more than 15 games in a season since 2019.
Nevertheless, Texas spent 185 million dollars (about 246.6 billion won) over five years last winter to embrace deGrom. At the time, he said, “If he doesn’t get hurt, he can become the best pitcher in the major leagues. If deGrom is healthy this year, the team will be able to build the strongest starting lineup in the league.” However, just one month after the opening, expectations turned to disappointment.