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The Texas Rangers got devastating news on Tuesday in that ace pitcher Jacob deGrom needs to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

The news on deGrom was certainly ominous on Monday when he was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News had the information on Twitter and said the full extent of the surgery will be known soon. 

To clarify: Full extent of surgery will be determined once Dr Keith Meister gets inside of elbow. For now: Ligament repair. That doesn’t rule out something like an internal brace. Either way: Out at least 12 months

Internal brace surgery is what Boston Red Sox star Trevor Story had done this offseason. He has yet to return to the field.

deGrom, 34, is one of the best pitchers of his era. He's won the National League Rookie of the Year (2014), has been to the All-Star Game four times (2015, 2018-19, 2021), has won the National League Cy Young twice (2018-19) and finished in the top 10 in Cy Young voting a total of six times.

He'll finish at 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA this season.

He left the Mets after nine years this offseason, signing a five-year, $185 million contract with Texas. The Rangers have spent a lot of money the last two offseasons in an effort to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They spent on deGrom this offseason as well as starters Nathan Eovaldi and Andrew Heaney.

Last year, they spent on starting pitcher Jon Gray and offensive pieces Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. Seager just won the American League Player of the Week award.

The Rangers are in first place in the American League West at 39-20.

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