Jacob deGrom (35), who transferred to the Texas Rangers after signing a large contract worth 185 million dollars (approximately 238.5 billion won), postponed his first pitch in the new team.메이저사이트
MLB.com said on the 16th (Korean time), “Texas general manager Chris Young said that deGrom had symptoms of tension in his left side before pitching to the bullpen.” “The Texas team delayed their bullpen pitching schedule for a day or two.” Young added, “DeGrom’s arm is in good shape. We’re training for the opener and the big picture (entire season).”
deGrom is considered one of the best pitchers in MLB right now. He dominated the big leagues with a fastball of 160 km/h and a high-speed slider that exceeded the mid-140 km/h mark. He was featured twice and was an All-Star four times. However, in his last two seasons he had no more than 15 starts. because of an injury In addition to injuries to his elbow and forearm, he also experienced tension in his side and shoulder blade pain. For his last year, he made only 11 starts and his earned run average was 3.08.
Age approaching mid 30’s. Although the element of anxiety remained as a player, deGrom declared an opt-out and entered the free agent (FA) market. And Texas, knowing his injury history, bet on his skills. Last year, he signed a five-year, $185 million contract with him.
A big investment for Texas, deGrom’s health is essential. Texas stayed in 4th place (68-94) in the American League West division last year, even after signing Corey Seager and Marcus Simian. During this Stove League, in addition to deGrom, efforts were made to recruit pitchers such as Nathan Eboldi and Andrew Heaney, but deGrom’s portion is absolute. If you can only play half of the season, like the last two seasons, your investment may end in an empty call.