Carlos NavaESPN Digital WriterReading: 2 min.
ARLINGTON – What many feared happened at Globe Life Field. Texas Rangers rotation ace Jacob deGrom has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, the team announced Monday afternoon.
After deGrom was placed on the injured list with left elbow inflammation on April 28, the Rangers were hopeful that deGrom could be back in action this week.
Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said deGrom looked fine after throwing breaking balls for the first time since a 31-pitch bullpen session.
DeGrom underwent an MRI in recent days to assess his progress. The team did not specify a reason why the starter was moved to the 60-day list.
DeGrom’s spot on the roster for the Rangers, who begin a three-game series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals this Monday, was taken by fellow right-hander Spencer Howard, who went on the 60-day list with a suspension. On the throwing shoulder.
The Rangers entered Monday in first place in the AL West, 3.5 games ahead of their closest rival, the Houston Astros. They have topped their division for 29 consecutive days and 49 of the last 51 days.