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Apr 1, 2024 3 2 1 4
Mar 31, 2024 1 0 0 0
Mar 30, 2024 2 1 1 2
Mar 28, 2024 1 2 0 0

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Josh Jung had a solid rookie season for the world champs wrapped around a six week stint on the injured list with a thumb injury. The young (must...resist...pun) man held his own at the hot corner and enjoyed his spot in the deep Texas lineup to leverage a fair amount of run production despite the missed time due to his injury. The thumb injury truly defined his season as he hit .280 with 19 homers before the injury and just .229 with 4 homers upon his return in late August. His strikeout rate is currently his biggest concern as it was both high overall and both before and after his injury. Jung has struk out nearly 30% of the time with few walks in over 700 plate appearances between AAA and the majors which limits his batting average ceiling and his low OBP hurts his changes for hitting higher in the lineup. This offensive profile feels a lot like a young Nick Castellanos, and while Jung is in a better ballpark, Castellanos's early numbers are a good benchmark for Jung in 2024.

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2024 297.3 5 2 6 2 1 .412
2023 326.52.7 75 23 70 30 1 .266
2022 52.52 9 5 14 4 2 .204
3y Avg. 189.52.6 42 14 42 17 2 .257
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Out through All-Star break

    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Jung will be shut down until next week to allow his right wrist to rest, and the third baseman will not return until after the All-Star break, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Jung had his swing test Saturday cancelled due to soreness in his right wrist. While a specialist confirmed that there is no structural damage, the lingering pain has kept Jung from swinging a bat since June 20. The hope for Jung is that the extended rest will allow the pain in his wrist to subside long enough to resume swinging a bat before ramping up through a rehab assignment. The 26-year-old appeared in just four games at the beginning of the season before sustaining a fractured right wrist due to being hit by a pitch in early April.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Still not swinging bat

    Jung (wrist) has not been cleared to swing a bat, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Jung has not swung a bat since his last rehab game on June 20 and admitted Tuesday that his surgically repaired right wrist remains sore. A specialist has confirmed that nothing is structurally wrong with the wrist, but the lingering discomfort is worrisome. There's no timetable for Jung's return.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: To visit specialist

    Jung will visit a specialist Monday for evaluation of his surgically repaired right wrist, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. The Rangers pulled back on Jung's hitting progression Saturday for a second time this week. "A couple of days ago he was feeling really good," Texas manager Bruce Bochy said. "We were optimistic he would be swinging [Saturday]. There is still just a little soreness in there. We want to get rid of that before we ramp him up again." The team had prepared for Jung's return this week, but depending on how Monday's visit goes, he may not be ready until after the All-Star break. Once he's been medically cleared, Jung will require a ramp-up that could include more rehab games.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Swing test pushed back

    Jung (wrist) will have his swing test pushed back to Saturday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Jung was slated to swing a bat Friday, but he'll have that evaluation pushed back a day. He has been on the injured list since April 2 with a fractured right wrist, and his rehab program with Triple-A Round Rock was shut down due to tendon inflammation. Jung could be activated off the injured list soon if his wrist checks out OK on Saturday, though he'll likely be eased back into the action with planned off days once he does return.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Will swing bat Friday

    Jung (wrist) will attempt to swing a bat Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Jung's return has been delayed due to inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist, but he's ready to test things out swinging a bat after resting for a week and receiving a cortisone shot. The third baseman could be activated soon if things go well in the cage Friday, but when Jung does return he might be eased back into action by playing every other day or receiving one off day per series, according to Grant. Jung has been sidelined since early April.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Managing inflammation

    Rangers GM Chris Young said Tuesday that Jung (wrist) is dealing with tendon inflammation and classified a potential return on the current road trip, which runs through Sunday in Baltimore, as "ambitious," Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning Newsreports. The 26-year-old was shut down for the weekend after experiencing residual soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist, and he returned to Texas to be evaluated further Tuesday. Young indicated the expectation is that Jung's inflammation could subside within a few days, so the third baseman's return from the injured list may not be pushed back signficantly.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Shutting down for weekend

    Texas manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Jung (wrist) will be shut down for the weekend before he resumes taking live batting practice Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Bochy noted that Jung has experienced residual soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist since he rejoined the club Friday, but the Rangers don't seem to view it as a setback and simply opted to have him rest up over the weekend. Jung could be activated from the 60-day injured list later this week if his wrist responds well to Tuesday's live BP session.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Aiming for return Monday

    Jung (wrist) told reporters Saturday that he believes he could return to the Rangers on Monday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Jung noted that his wrist still feels stiff when swinging the bat, and that his return is still under discussion. His right wrist was fractured after being hit by a pitch April 1, and he underwent surgery one day later. He began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on June 16 and has gone 4-for-17 with one RBI over four outings.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Takes live BP

    Jung (wrist) took live batting practice Thursday, Kenndi Landry of MLB.com reports. The third baseman saw pitches from Tyler Mahle (elbow) as they both continue their rehabs. The next step for Jung is a trip to Triple-A Round Rock to continue live BP before he officially begins a rehab assignment, and he remains on track to return before the end of the month.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Resumes swinging bat

    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Jung (wrist) "looks great" after resuming hitting, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports. Jung was cleared to hit Tuesday following a visit with the doctor that performed the surgery on his right wrist in early April. He hit for a second straight day Wednesday while using a lighter bat, with Bochy saying afterward that "you'd think he was going to be ready in a couple of days" based on how he looked. Jung is not going to be ready to return soon, of course, but this is an encouraging progress report. A clearer timetable for the third baseman could be established in the coming days.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Return delayed multiple weeks

    Jung (wrist) still appears to be at least six weeks from returning to the lineup, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Jung has yet to pick up a bat after undergoing surgery on his right wrist April 2 and is expected to be reevaluated in another 10-to-14 days before being cleared to start taking swings. The initial timeline for his return was 6-to-8 weeks, which was later adjusted to 10-to-12 weeks, and he now appears to be tracking toward the latter end of that estimation, if not later. The repair of his fractured wrist proved to be trickier than initially anticipated, and Texas will likely be cautious in its approach with the budding star at third base, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect him back until late June or early July.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Having wrist checked out Friday

    Jung will have his fractured right wrist examined Friday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Progress on Jung's healing will be evaluated, and the hope is that he will get a better idea during the exam as to what a potential timeline for a return could look like. Jung had surgery on the wrist in early April, and the rough timetable provided at the time was 8-to-10 weeks.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Moved to 60-day IL

    Jung (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday. Jung is expected to miss the next 8-to-10 weeks while on the mend from a broken right wrist, so this move simply clears a spot on the 40-man roster while he rehabs. Jung could return to action by the end of May if all goes according to plan.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Timetable now 8-to-10 weeks

    Rangers general manager Chris Young said Wednesday that Jung will likely be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks after more extensive damage than expected was found during surgery Tuesday to repair his fractured right wrist, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Jung's initial timetable was estimated at six weeks following X-rays on the wrist, but unfortunately, he'll require more recovery time following a procedure that was more invasive than anticipated. The third baseman likely won't return until late May now in a best-case scenario and will be a candidate to move to the 60-day injured list at some point down the road. Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran have both received a start at third base since Jung went down with the injury, and Justin Foscue is also an option at the hot corner.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Out six weeks after wrist surgery

    Rangers general manager Chris Young said that Jung will be sidelined for six weeks after having surgery Tuesday to repair his fractured right wrist, Stefan Stevenson of SI FanNation reports. Jung suffered the injury on a hit-by-pitch Monday and the surgery was performed by the same doctor who repaired his fractured thumb last August. Josh Smith received the first start at third base in Jung's place Tuesday, but Ezequiel Duran and Justin Foscue will also be in the mix at the hot corner.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Placed on IL with fractured wrist

    Jung was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Rangers on Tuesday with a fractured right wrist, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. Jung suffered the unfortunate injury when he was hit by a pitch in Monday's game against the Rays. There is no timetable for the 26-year-old's return at this point, but he will certainly be on the shelf for several weeks. Josh Smith is getting the first shot to fill in at third base for Jung on Tuesday, but Ezequiel Duran and Justin Foscue will also be in the mix.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Removed following HBP

    Jung left Monday's game against the Rays after being hit by a pitch, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. The location and extent of Jung's injury are unclear. Ezequiel Duran would be in line for work at the hot corner if Jung is forced to miss additional time.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Back in field

    Jung (calf) is starting at third base in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Royals. Jung hasn't played in a Cactus League game this spring after straining his left calf during fielding drills in February. He was able to serve as the designated hitter in a minor-league game Monday, and the Rangers seem to be comfortable testing his calf in the field Saturday. Assuming Jung avoids any setbacks and doesn't aggravate his calf during the game, he should be set to start at the hot corner on Opening Day.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Serves as DH

    Jung (calf) served as the designated hitter in a minor-league game Monday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. In order to get as many at-bats as possible, Jung was the leadoff batter in every inning and went 2-for-4 with two singles. Texas manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Jung will be ready to go by Opening Day and sees the third baseman playing in two exhibition game against the Red Sox at Globe Life Field on March 25-26. The manager has not ruled out a start in a Cactus League game before the Rangers break camp.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Not ready for running program

    Jung underwent an MRI on Friday that showed improvement in his left calf, but not enough to ramp up his running program, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. While his recovery has been trending in a mostly positive direction, Jung will not be upgraded to full activities anytime soon. He will be working within a tight window to make Opening Day. Jung slashed .266/.315/.467 for 23 home runs and 70 RBI over 515 plate appearances in 2023.
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