Rangers Insider Reveals Latest Josh Jung Update


Josh Jung #6 of the Texas Rangers is checked out at by a trainer as manager Bruce Bochy looks after an injury in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 01, 2024 in St Petersburg, Florida.
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The Texas Rangers received some bad news when Josh Jung had to depart Monday’s game after suffering an injury when he swung and missed a pitch.

He was subsequently placed on the injured list, and the Rangers called up top prospect Justin Foscue to replace him.

More details on the procedure and Jung’s timetable became public on Wednesday, and they confirm a rather long absence for the talented corner infielder.

“On Josh Jung, based on post surgery report, Rangers are operating on 8-10 week time frame. Repair a little bit more involved than appeared to be on x ray,” Rangers insider Evan Grant tweeted.

The diagnosis was a right wrist fracture.

Those are delicate and require a lot of time on the shelf, not to mention that they have the potential to sap the player’s power for some time upon his return.

It’s possible we won’t see Jung’s true power ceiling until 2025, but he could defy the odds and make a complete recovery in a few months.

He should be able to return before the All-Star break if all goes well, though.

He will be missed, as we was having an amazing start of the season before going down.

Jung was hitting .412/.474/.941 with a double, a triple, and two homers.

His OPS was a cool 1.415.

He showed the world a glimpse of his power last year, when he hit 25 doubles and 23 home runs in just 122 games.

The Rangers need him because things are tight between them, the Houston Astros, and the Seattle Mariners for the AL West.

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