Jacob deGrom’s first season with the Rangers is ending in disaster.
The former Mets ace will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
“This stinks,” deGrom said through tears on Tuesday, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It’s not ideal. But at least we know what it is now. I want to get it fixed and will set a goal to be back before the end of next year.”
DeGrom, who over the winter left the Mets after nine seasons to sign a five-year, $185 million contract with Texas, has not pitched since April 28 due to elbow inflammation.
“We have gone backwards. The MRI revealed damage that was significant,” Rangers GM Chris Young said of the injury, per the Dallas Morning News.
“I’m glad we have clarity. Everyone being in the dark was not good. Now we have a course of action and we will attack it.”Jacob deGrom will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con Jacob deGrom leaving his start against the Yankees on April 28, 2023.AP
The two-time Cy Young winner was moved to the 60-day injured list on Monday.
The 34-year-old was 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 45 strikeouts over his first six starts this season.
DeGrom, who had various arm issues with the Mets, had his first Tommy John surgery in 2010 when he was in the minors.2023-06-06T21:36:25Z dg43tfdfdgfd