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Josh Jung harm: Rangers third baseman lands on IL with damaged wrist, anticipated to be out for six weeks

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Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung could have surgical procedure on his fractured proper wrist and is predicted to overlook six weeks, GM Chris Younger introduced Tuesday (per Rangers At this time). He was positioned on the 10-day injured record earlier within the day. Jung suffered the harm when he was struck by a pitch that he swung at through the late phases of Monday’s sport towards the Tampa Bay Rays.

Right here is the hit by pitch:

Jung, 26, had been off to a scorching begin. In his first three video games, he had hit .308/.400/.769 (226 OPS+) with a house run, a double, and a triple to go together with two runs batted in. He added to these marks previous to his departure on Monday night time, recording three hits, together with his second residence run of the yr, in addition to 4 extra RBI.

The Rangers have referred to as up prime infield prospect Justin Foscue to fill Jung’s roster spot. The 25-year-old was the No. 14 decide within the 2020 draft and is a .275/.379/.496 profession hitter within the minors. In January, our R.J. Anderson named Foscue a change of surroundings candidate as a result of Texas has a stacked infield:

Foscue spent final season in Triple-A, the place he hit .266/.394/.468 with extra walks than strikeouts. He has a affected person method and he related on greater than 90% of his in-zone swings. The pull-happy Foscue launched 18 residence runs, too, however his ball-tracking knowledge is not as spectacular in terms of feats of energy. His common exit velocity was 89.2 mph and he cleared the 110 mph mark simply as soon as…and that is if you are beneficiant and spherical up.

Foscue has a historical past of enjoying second and third base, however he is not a lot of a defender. Whomever he ends up with should decide between dwelling with suboptimal protection at a talent place or lackluster energy at a non-skill place. Even so, his contact and on-base chops are considerable and they need to give him a big-league life before later.

It stands to motive the Rangers didn’t name up Foscue to sit down him on the bench. He ought to get loads of run at third base whereas Jung is sidelined, with Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran additionally on the MLB roster and able to enjoying the recent nook.

Jung is, sadly, no stranger to vital accidents. He missed greater than 40 days final season after struggling a fractured thumb in August. He is additionally been sidelined earlier than by a stress fracture in his foot and a torn labrum in his shoulder that required surgical procedure and a prolonged restoration interval.

Jung is the most recent in a string of notable Rangers accidents. Texas can be with out beginning first baseman Nathaniel Lowe and right-handed starters Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, and Tyler Mahle.

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