Jacob deGrom throws at Rangers camp, should be on mound ‘really soon’
(Texas Rangers/Ben Ludeman)
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Jacob deGrom wasn’t on the field very long Sunday morning, but he left it feeling just fine.
The right-hander played catch to 90 feet alongside his new Rangers teammates for what amounted to his first on-field baseball activities of spring training. He reported having no issues with the self-diagnosed “very minor” discomfort in his left side, and the Rangers held him out of pitchers fielding practice.
The Rangers haven’t said what the next step is for deGrom, who was scratched Wednesday from a bullpen session even though he was planning to throw. He could play catch again Monday, but the expectation is he will be throwing off a mound this week.