Jacob deGrom feels fine after first Rangers bullpen session. Can he catch up by Opening Day?
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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Jacob deGrom might very well not be on the mound March 30 when the Rangers open their 2023 campaign against the Phillies.
The Rangers have a history of rewarding pitchers who earn the start the previous season, and it’s really hard to say that left-hander Martin Perez didn’t earn it.
That decision will be announced around mid-March. As of Thursday, deGrom is back on track in case he’s the choice.