May 26, 2024

The Texas Rangers have made roster moves following Josh Jung’s injury, placing him on the 10-day injured list after he fractured his right wrist. To fill Jung’s spot on the active roster, the Rangers have called up infield prospect Justin Foscue from Triple-A Round Rock. Jung sustained the injury during Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, swinging at a pitch that struck his wrist/forearm. Despite his unfortunate injury, Jung’s manager, Bruce Bochy, expressed sympathy and confidence in Jung’s eventual return to the field.

Josh Jung coming off rookie season as All-Star, World Series champion

Last season, Jung showcased his talent by finishing fourth in American League Rookie of the Year voting, despite missing significant playing time due to a fractured thumb. He was an All-Star in 2023 and played a crucial role in the Rangers’ playoff run to the World Series. Prior to his injury, Jung had been off to a hot start in the current season, batting .412 with an impressive 1.415 OPS, including two home runs and six RBIs.

In Jung’s absence, Justin Foscue, a highly regarded prospect in the Rangers’ system, has been called up to the majors for the first time. Foscue, ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect in the Texas organization by MLB Pipeline, boasts a solid track record in the minors with a career .275 batting average, 50 home runs, and 218 RBIs in 288 games. Although Foscue has yet to make his major league debut, his promotion provides an opportunity for him to contribute to the Rangers’ lineup.

As the Rangers aim to defend their World Series title, they will continue their series against the Tampa Bay Rays, looking to build on their promising 3-1 start to the season.

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