Jacob DeGrom Says His Recovery is “Definitely Headed in the Right Direction”

Jacob deGrom with the New York Mets in 2018
Jacob deGrom with the New York Mets in 2018. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9569229f)

The Texas Rangers ace Jacob DeGrom might not be ready to return to action just yet after being placed on Injured List with an elbow inflammation back in April. But the good news is that his recovery is “headed in the right direction.”

DeGrom had a 16-pitch bullpen session on Thursday and followed it up by throwing 24 pitches the day after. Speaking with reporters on Friday afternoon, the 34-year-old player said that he feels like he “turned the corner” after the session.

“Everything felt good,” said DeGrom. “Definitely headed in the right direction. I’m ready to go back out there.”

DeGrom added that he doesn’t know when he might get a rehab assignment and that he’s currently focused on getting as much progress in workouts as he can.

After spending the first eight years of his MLB career with the New York Mets, Jacob DeGrom inked a five-year, $185 million contract with the Rangers in the offseason. Before the injury, DeGrom made six starts and went 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 45 strikeouts.

The Rangers are currently sitting at the top of AL West with a 27-17 record. They have won six out of their last 10 games, including Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

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