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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: Begins rehab assignment

    Jung (wrist) started at third base and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday. Jung kicked off a rehab assignment for the Express and played five innings in the field. Texas manager Bruce Bochy previously targeted Jung for 30 at-bats before returning to the major leagues, but the manager acknowledged Sunday to Kennedi Landry of MLB.com that it's a fluid situation. "We'll kind of monitor how things are going with him, the at-bats, how his body is bouncing back," Bochy said. "But we don't have a specific number." Jung fractured his wrist on April 1 and underwent surgery the following day, leading to his stay on the 60-day injured list.
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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: Set to play in late exhibitions

    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Jung (calf) is expected to play in the team's final two exhibition games March 25 and 26 versus the Red Sox at Globe Life Field, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports. If those two games wind up being the only two exhibition contests that Jung plays, it may not be sufficient enough for him to gain clearance for Opening Day on March 28 against the Cubs. However, the Rangers don't appear to have ruled out Jung being ready for the start of the regular season. Jung has been slowed by a left calf strain in camp, and while a recent MRI showed healing, he hasn't yet been cleared for running.
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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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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Cleared for baseball work

    Manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Jung (calf) has been cleared to resume baseball activities, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old has been sidelined since he suffered a left calf strain in mid-February, but he's now ready for baseball work and is taking swings in the batting cage Sunday. Jung should ramp up his activities over the next week and could make his spring debut before too long if he has no further issues with his calf.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Out multiple weeks

    Jung was diagnosed with a strained left calf Saturday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Jung reported discomfort in his calf while fielding grounders Friday, and he is now set to miss at least two or three weeks before the team re-evaluates him. At that point, a better picture regarding Jung's status for Opening Day should be available.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Hit streak going since return

    Jung went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Mariners. Other than an elevated strikeout rate --- seven strikeouts in 18 at-bats -- Jung hasn't missed a beat following a thumb injury that cost him six weeks. The rookie third baseman has hit safely in all four games since returning earlier this week, going 7-for-18 with a double, a home run, three RBI and four runs scored.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Could be activated Monday

    Jung (thumb) will rejoin the Rangers on Monday and could be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of the team's series opener with the Red Sox after an encouraging weekend of rehab, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports. "He had a really good day yesterday, a really good day," Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said. "A lot of improvement from the day before as far as comfort, seeing the ball, hard contact." Jung, who worked out at the Rangers' complex in Arizona this weekend, faced live pitching and played a three-inning simulated game Saturday. He'll fly back to Texas on Sunday, rejoin the club on Monday and be further evaluated. Jung met with Arizona-based hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan on Thursday and was given full clearance to return to baseball activities. He's been sidelined since Aug. 7 with a fractured left thumb that he had surgically repaired.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Could be activated Monday

    Manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Jung (thumb) could be activated from the injured list ahead of Monday's series opener against the Red Sox, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. There was some hope that Jung would be ready to return for the Rangers' three-game weekend series in Cleveland, but he still has a couple of small hurdles to clear in his recovery from Aug. 9 surgery to repair a fracture in his left thumb. Josh Smith and Jonathan Ornelas have been sharing time at third base for Texas over the last week.
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  • Rangers' Josh Jung: Nearing return

    Texas manager Bruce Bochy said Jung (thumb) could return as early as next week's series against Cleveland beginning Friday, MLB.com reports. Bochy witnessed Jung take batting practice earlier this week and was impressed. "I saw him in the cage, swinging a bat, and I went, 'Whoa,'" Bochy said prior to Friday's game. "We all were shocked -- our trainer, our hitting guys." If Jung returns next Friday, that would beat the original six-week timeline.
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