It was announced today that Texas Rangers pitcher Jacob deGrom will undergo Tommy John surgery, causing him to miss the rest of the 2023 season. The news came after deGrom was transferred to the 60-day injured list, and the timeline for his return was pushed back.
DeGrom, who was considered the ace of the Rangers’ pitching staff, had been dealing with a UCL tear before the decision was made for him to undergo surgery. Prior to his injury, deGrom had been having a strong season, with a 2.03 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched.
The announcement of deGrom’s surgery was met with emotional reactions from his teammates and coaches. Buck Showalter, the Rangers’ manager, spoke to reporters about deGrom’s strong work ethic and how much he will be missed on the mound.
DeGrom himself also spoke to the media, visibly emotional about the prospect of missing the rest of the season. He thanked his teammates and coaches for their support and vowed to come back stronger than ever once he completes his rehabilitation.
It remains to be seen how the Rangers will fare without their star pitcher for the remainder of the season, but they will undoubtedly be rallying around deGrom as he begins his road to recovery.