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36 Hyun-jong Yang RP

Texas Rangers

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 16, 2021 04:44 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

Yang was cast off the 40-man roster Wednesday, but he'll remain in Round Rock after he went unclaimed on waivers. The southpaw has made 10 appearances (nine starts) at the Triple-A level this year and has recorded a 5.60 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 45 innings.

September 15, 2021 05:24 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Wednesday.

Yang was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, but he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Willie Calhoun (forearm), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday. The southpaw made 12 appearances (four starts) in the majors this year and generated a 5.60 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 35.1 innings.

September 14, 2021 06:24 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

Yang served as added bullpen depth while the Rangers dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak but will head back to the minors as players start to return to the roster. He owns an unremarkable 5.60 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 35.1 major-league innings this season.

September 1, 2021 12:28 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Joins big-league bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers recalled Yang from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

Yang will be an option to fill innings out of the bullpen behind Wednesday's starter, Kohei Arihara (shoulder), who is expected to be capped at 2-to-4 innings in his return from the 60-day injured list. Even with three other starting pitchers (Dane Dunning, Mike Foltynewicz and Spencer Howard) still residing on the COVID-19 injured list, Texas still has enough younger rotation options on hand to fill the openings, so Yang is expected to stick in a relief role throughout September.

September 1, 2021 05:36 AM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Moves back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

Yang was recalled last Tuesday and wound up making one appearance, allowing two hits across two scoreless innings against the Astros on Saturday. He'll return to Round Rock for the time being but figures to be an option to rejoin the major-league squad when rosters expand to 28 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2021 05:24 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yang was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

With Jonah Heim (undisclosed) and Drew Anderson (undisclosed) landing on the COVID-19 IL, Yang is joined by Ryan Dorow as replacement players on the active roster. Yang posted a 5.59 ERA and across eight appearances (four starts) with Texas before being DFA'd and clearing waivers in late June. He could be a candidate to start later this week, with Spencer Howard also expected to be placed on the COVID-19 list in the coming days.

June 19, 2021 01:44 PM
Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/13vs HOUL 1-152.14203
09/10@ OAKL 5-101.25202
09/01vs COLL 5-90.10000
08/28vs HOUL 2-52.03011
06/11@ LADL 1-121.14220
05/30@ SEAL 2-413.05112
05/25@ LAAL 5-1113.15732
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021TEX035.60124000035.3422422911625
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Total035.6604000035.0422422911625
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021TEX039371.1000002.2961.64116015.03
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Total039371.1000002.2961.65716015.17
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/201
Birthdate:
03/01/1988
Age:
33
Hometown:
Kwangju, South Korea
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
0