Groome was placed on the minor-league DL with a left forearm strain, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
With Low-A Greenville's season coming to a close in the next couple of weeks, Groome will be out for the rest of the season, although the club stated that the southpaw's arm had no structural damage. The top prospect has compiled a 3.52 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over five starts in the month of August, and should be able to recover from this setback by the middle of September.
Groome allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over five innings for Low-A Greenville on Saturday.
Groome's first full season of professional baseball got off to a rocky start when he strained a latissimus muscle during his first start of the season at Greenville. After a long rehab, he's back with the Drive and, after a three-game losing streak, made his third straight strong start Saturday. The left-hander has a 1.13 ERA, striking out 21 and walking three over his last 16 innings.
Groome (back) tossed five innings of one-hit, shutout baseball in his return from the disabled list with Low-A Greenville on Tuesday en route to the win.
The top prospect made his return from the DL in style Tuesday, fanning seven hitters in his first outing with the Drive since tweaking his back in his first start of the season. He'll look to continue to develop and stay healthy as a starter at Low-A for the remainder of the season.
Groome (back) allowed two walks and struck out six over five no-hit innings for short-season Low-A Lowell on Thursday.
This was Groome's third start at Lowell after suffering a latissimus injury during his first start for Low-A Greenville back in April.
Groome (back) allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits, two walks and a wild pitch over 3.2 innings for Short Season Lowell on Saturday.
Groome (0-2) was quite effective over the first three innings but began to labor in the fourth under a season-high 73 pitches (46 for strikes). The 6-foot-6 left-hander, who is still on a rehabilitation assignment, was making his second start with the Spinners after suffering a back injury during his first start at Low-A Greenville in April.
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