November 30, 2022

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Yankees | Jacob deGrom’s Medical Information Requested amid MLB Free Agency

Yankees | Jacob deGrom's Medical Information Requested amid MLB Free Agency

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It was reported by Andy Martino of SNY that the New York Yankees “recently sought medical information” on free agency pitcher Jacob deGrom.

DeGrom’s medical records have been requested by five clubs, with the Yankees being one of them, according to Martino.

Former New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (now 34) spent the first nine years of his Major League Baseball career with the club and earned two Cy Young Awards during that time.

He does have some worries. Given that injuries have restricted him to only 26 starts over the last two seasons, his medical history is particularly relevant to potential suitors.

However, when he has been well, he has accomplished plenty. In 2021, he was on course for a legendary season (7-2, 1.08 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 146 strikeouts in 92 innings) when inflammation and a stress response in his shoulder cut it short. In 2022, he ended 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 102 strikeouts in 62.1 innings.

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Despite the fact that his market might be hurt by his age and injury record, athletes with his level of dominance potential don’t often become available in free agency. His industry is expected to flourish.

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Martino said that re-signing reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge is the Yankees’ top goal, with pitching improvements also being a focus.

Because of the number of free agents on the market this winter, including former Yankees pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton, and Jameson Taillon, there might be significant roster changes for the Yankees’ starting rotation.

Sure, replacing those arms would hurt, but adding deGrom would help ease the blow.