The Texas Rangers have been a fascinating team for fans to watch in 2023.
Led by a revamped pitching staff and powerful lineup, the team currently owns the second-best record in all of baseball.
They also lead the American League West division by 4.5 games over the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.
But recently, the team has received a few bad breaks.
On Tuesday, it was announced that staff ace Jacob deGrom would require Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the 2023 season.
This comes not too long after they learned top draft pick Kumar Rocker would also require Tommy John surgery.
On Twitter, MLB analyst Michael Marino pointed out how the Rangers have received some bad luck with their pitching as of late.
The Mets had concerns about both Kumar Rocker and Jacob DeGrom’s physicals. The Rangers took a risk aggressively going after both and 2 years later they have both undergone Tommy John, a very tough break for Texas. Wishing a speedy recovery to both.
— Michael Marino (@MarinoMLB) June 6, 2023
Rocker was originally drafted by the Mets back in 2021.
New York raised concerns over his elbow and ultimately elected not to sign him.
Texas took Rocker with the third pick in the 2022 draft.
The Mets were also concerned about deGrom’s medical status in 2021.
He missed the back half of that season with elbow troubles and didn’t make his return to the team until August of 2022.
While both are fantastic pitchers and should be key pieces for the Rangers going forward, the team has run into some bad luck with them.
Now, both are out for the remainder of the season thanks to the same issue.
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