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June 19, 2021 01:44 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Clears waivers
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Yang cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

No team claimed the lefty pitcher after he was designed for assignment Thursday. Despite his struggles, which are highlighted by a 5.59 ERA in 29 innings with a 19:15 K:BB ratio, Yang may find himself back in the Rangers' depth-deprived rotation or bullpen at some point this season.

June 17, 2021 01:40 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Designated for assignment
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Yang was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

Yang has made four starts and four relief appearances since joining the Rangers on a minor-league deal over the winter. He hasn't particularly impressed, struggling to a 5.59 ERA in 29 innings while combining a 15.0 percent strikeout rate with an 11.8 percent walk rate. Given those numbers and the fact that the rest of the league passed up the chance to give him a major-league contract during the offseason, it's unlikely the 33-year-old gets claimed off waivers.

June 16, 2021 04:16 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Dispatched to minors
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The Rangers optioned Yang to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

Texas dropped Yang from the bullpen and the 26-man active roster to clear room for closer Ian Kennedy (hamstring), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Since shifting from the rotation to a relief role earlier this month, Yang made only one appearance and gave up two earned runs over 1.1 innings. Texas will likely have Yang get stretched back out for starting duty at Triple-A.

June 3, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Shifting to bullpen
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Yang has been removed from the starting rotation and will be a reliever going forward, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The lefty's four starts this season have been short and mostly ineffective, and he holds a 5.20 ERA in seven total appearances. Yang will need to drastically improve upon his 1.46 K/BB % if he's to be a viable relief option. Kolby Allard, replacing Yang in the rotation, will start Saturday, likely making Friday a bullpen game for the Rangers.

May 30, 2021 10:16 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Takes loss in short start
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Yang (0-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk over three innings Sunday, striking out two and taking the loss against Seattle.

Yang gave up an RBI double to Ty France in the first inning and then a two-run single to France in the third. The 33-year-old southpaw saw his ERA rise to 5.53 as he took his third straight loss. He's pitched fewer than five innings in six of his seven outings this season and he's still searching for his first career win. Yang is lined up to face the Rays at home next weekend.

May 27, 2021 06:20 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Shelled by Angels
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Yang (0-2) took the loss against the Angels on Tuesday, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing seven runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two.

The outing started off ominously for Yang, as he gave up a leadoff homer to Justin Upton. The left-hander then served up a two-run shot to Jared Walsh in the second inning before completely unraveling in the fourth frame, during which he allowed the first four batters to reach base and managed to secure only one out. The seven earned runs were more than Yang had allowed over his previous four outings combined and pushed his ERA up to 5.47 on the season. He's not guaranteed to get another start, but if he does, it could come against Seattle on Sunday.

May 20, 2021 01:32 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Likely to stick in rotation
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Yang is expected to get at least one more turn in the Rangers' rotation, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Yang was very much an afterthought heading into the season, as he failed to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster after signing a minor-league contract coming off a down season in Korea. After holding the Yankees to just two runs in 5.1 innings Wednesday, though, he now owns a 3.38 ERA through 21.1 major-league innings. There's been a fair portion of good luck involved, as seen in his .220 BABIP and 81.7 percent strand rate, so it's likely his ERA will rise significantly going forward. Both his 17.4 percent strikeout rate and his 10.5 percent walk rate are worse than league average, but the standards for being one of the Rangers' top five starters aren't particularly high, so there's a chance he sticks around as a fifth starter.

May 21, 2021 02:16 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Suffers loss Wednesday
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Yang (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two over 5.1 innings as he was charged with a loss against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Yang held the Yankees scoreless for the first five innings largely due to three double-play balls that got him out of potential trouble. The 33-year-old couldn't make it out of the sixth after he allowed two runs on a triple, two walks and a sacrifice fly before being taken out of the game. Yang has split his time between the bullpen and rotation so far this season while posting a 3.38 ERA and a 15:9 K:BB over 21.1 innings. It's unclear whether manager Chris Woodward plans to give him another start or move him back to the bullpen.

May 19, 2021 10:40 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Confirmed as Wednesday's starter
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Yang will start Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

The 33-year-old was in consideration to start or serve as the primary pitcher Wednesday, and he'll end up starting the contest. Yang had his contract selected in late April and has pitched well with a 3.38 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB over 16 innings (four appearances).

May 18, 2021 03:48 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Could start Wednesday
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Yang is expected to be the Rangers' primary pitcher Wednesday against the Yankees, though whether he starts or follows an opener remains to be seen, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Yang didn't make much of a splash this winter, joining the Rangers on a minor-league deal following a down season in Korea and failing to win an Opening Day roster spot. He was called up in late April and has been competent when called upon, posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 16 innings of work, though a .222 BABIP and 87.0 percent strand rate suggest he's gotten a bit lucky. His 4.88 FIP and 4.70 xFIP indicate he's probably a back-end starter at best, though that could be good enough for a regular role on a Rangers team that lacks established talent in the rotation.

May 15, 2021 08:28 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Logs multiple relief innings
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Yang allowed three runs on three hits and three walks over four innings in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Astros.

Yang was needed for bulk work after starter Wes Benjamin was yanked with two outs in the second inning. Yang had been considered as a fill-in starter for the injured Kohei Arihara (finger), but the Rangers opted to call up Benjamin for Friday's start. It's unclear if Yang will remain in the bullpen or move into the rotation for Arihara's next turn due Wednesday against the Yankees.

May 8, 2021 06:00 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Likely headed to bullpen
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Texas manager Chris Woodward said it's likely Yang will head back to the bullpen with Kohei Arihara (finger) ready to start Saturday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Yang was effective as a fill-in starter Wednesday, and it wasn't clear what role he would serve until Arihara had a successful bullpen session Thursday. He will resume a multi-inning relief role and will be an in-house candidate for spot starts. Yang totaled 8.2 innings in two outings as a reliever prior to his fill-in start.

May 5, 2021 11:32 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Effective in short start
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Yang allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out eight across 3.1 innings Wednesday against the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.

Yang started in place of Kohei Arihara (finger) and was effective across 66 total pitches. He generated 15 swinging strikes to back up his eight punchouts and has now allowed only three earned runs across 12 innings to begin his first campaign stateside. It's unclear whether Ariahara will be available for his next turn through the rotation, though his status should decide whether Yang will pitch as a starter or reliever moving forward.

May 4, 2021 04:48 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Will start for Arihara
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Yang will start in place of Kohei Arihara (finger) on Wednesday, Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Arihara will miss his next start after receiving an injection in the middle finger of his right hand to relieve pain under a callus. Yang has made two appearances since having his contract selected last week. Both of his outings lasted 4.1 innings, and the 33-year-old lefty allowed two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

May 1, 2021 06:52 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Will be evaluated as starter
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Texas manager Chris Woodward said Yang will be evaluated for the rotation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Yang made his second straight bullpen-saving appearance of the week Friday, shutting down the Red Sox for 4.1 innings after the Rangers fell behind 6-1. He made his Rangers debut Monday when starter Jordan Lyles was chased after 2.2 innings, and Friday he took over for Kohei Arihara, who allowed four home runs in 2.2 innings. Of those two starters, Arihara prompts the most concern. The Rangers already suspected he was tipping pitches, but the new worry that emerged Friday was diminished velocity.

April 27, 2021 09:20 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Saves bullpen Monday
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Yang allowed two runs on five hits and struck out one over 4.1 innings in Monday's 9-4 loss to the Angels.

Yang's contract was purchased by the Rangers on Monday, and he was put to work immediately when starter Jordan Lyles was bounced after just 2.2 innings. The timing of the transaction was fortuitous; the 33-year-old lefty was added because the bullpen had pitched a lot of innings over the weekend, and the Rangers just began a stretch of 19 consecutive days with a game. A starter in Korea, where he played for 14 seasons, Yang is expected to serve in a low-leverage role.

April 26, 2021 04:44 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Contract selected by Texas
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Yang's contract was selected by the Rangers on Monday.

Yang was among the Rangers' final round of cuts this spring after he posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 10 innings during Cactus League play. The left-hander will now be available to make his major-league debut, but he'll likely serve as a low-leverage reliever for Texas.

April 1, 2021 12:16 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Heads back to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers reassigned Yang to their alternate training site Thursday.

Yang and Hunter Wood were the Rangers' final cuts on the pitching side as the team trimmed its roster to 26 men ahead of Opening Day. The 33-year-old lefty worked 10 innings in spring training, posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.

March 9, 2021 09:24 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang made his spring debut Sunday, giving up one run on two hits with a strikeout against the Dodgers.

Yang had been delayed by visa issues but is now in camp and competing for a roster spot. A starter in Korea, Yang pitched the final inning of Sunday's game.

February 20, 2021 02:40 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: No expectations to start
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Yang doesn't have any expectations to start for the Rangers, Dan Kurtz of reports.

Yang, who had been delayed by visa issues, spoke with Korean reporters prior to his trip across the Pacific on Saturday, saying, "I'll be competing for an opportunity just pitch in the big league, not a rotation spot. My goal is to throw a pitch on the big stage." While the Rangers' rotation is short on established arms, the veteran lefty is probably correct in his self-assessment. As a non-roster invitee, it would be a victory for him to just win a roster spot, especially after stumbling to a 4.70 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in the KBO last season. He won't be of much interest to fantasy teams unless he unexpectedly finds himself in a rotation role.

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