ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers fans got to meet the new ace in the pitching rotation on Saturday.
Jacob deGrom, who signed a five-year contract reportedly worth $185 million back in December, was at Globe Life Field signing autographs for fans. deGrom was one of many Rangers players participating in autograph sessions.
deGrom came to the Rangers from the New York Mets, where he spent nine seasons, compiling a 2.52 ERA with 1,607 strikeouts in 1,326 innings. He's a a two-time National League Cy Young Award winner (2018 and 2019), a two-time All-MBA First Team selection (2019 and 2020), a four-time All-Star selection (2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021) and was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2014.
The right-handed pitcher upgrades the Rangers starting rotation after the club finished near the bottom of the AL West with a 68-94 record.
deGrom brings excitement and quality to the Texas pitching rotation, and it's clear the DFW baseball community is excited to have him here.
PHOTOS: Texas Rangers pitcher Jacob deGrom signs autographs at 2023 Fan Fest
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