Rangers leading prospect Josh Jung has surgical procedures to maintenance torn labrum

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Texas Rangers prime prospect Josh Jung experienced medical procedures Wednesday to mend a torn labrum in his remaining shoulder, ending the 3rd baseman’s likelihood of becoming an alternative for the large league roster this spring.

Jung was lifting weights prior to the opening of the team’s insignificant league camp in Arizona when he felt soreness in his non-throwing shoulder. He was initially identified previous 7 days with a pressure.

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“That was the impetus for us obtaining a take a look at on his shoulder, which unveiled a degree of destruction that clearly has expected medical procedures,” normal supervisor Chris Younger mentioned. “The extent of preexisting harm in there, we’re not surely guaranteed. But all in all, we know it is fixed at this point.”

Young reported staff medical doctor Dr. Keith Meister, who performed the surgical procedures in Arlington, Texas, explained the course of action as currently being “clear-cut” with Jung envisioned to make a entire restoration. Jung could be available to be a specified hitter in about 6 months.

“This is a hard crack for Josh, but presented his character and function ethic, we’re entirely assured Josh is going to make a total restoration and bounce back again from this,” Young said.

FILE - Texas Rangers infielder Josh Jung reaches down to field a ground ball in an intrasquad game during baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 10, 2020. Texas Rangers top prospect Josh Jung had surgery Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, ending the third baseman's chance of being an option for the big league roster this spring.

FILE – Texas Rangers infielder Josh Jung reaches down to field a floor ball in an intrasquad sport all through baseball practice at Globe Existence Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 10, 2020. Texas Rangers top rated prospect Josh Jung experienced surgical procedure Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 to repair service a torn labrum in his still left shoulder, ending the third baseman’s possibility of getting an choice for the big league roster this spring.
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Jung, the eighth overall pick in MLB’s newbie draft in 2019 out of Texas Tech, experienced a anxiety fracture in his remaining foot last spring. He strike .326 with 19 household operates and 61 RBIs in 78 game titles put together at the Double-A and Triple-A degrees very last 12 months right after lacking the to start with two months of the time since of that damage.

With the MLB lockout ongoing, Younger wasn’t equipped to talk about what impression Jung’s harm could have on the team’s big league roster.

The 24-calendar year-old 3rd baseman is just not on the Rangers’ 40-man roster, so was in a position to be in their slight league camp. It was commonly predicted that he would have been offered an prospect this spring to compete for a roster place in the big league camp.

Even though the medical procedures was on his non-throwing shoulder, Jung is predicted to return to hitting right before playing protection. He could worsen any restoration diving for balls in the field or extending his remaining arm to catch them.

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In the times before the MLB lockout commenced Dec. 2, Texas invested a fifty percent-billion pounds in absolutely free agency to indicator the middle infield of two-time All-Star shortstop Corey Seager ($325 million, 10-yr deal) and Gold Glove 2nd baseman Marcus Semien ($175 million 7-12 months deal).

Texas nonetheless has Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who was the beginning shortstop last period soon after currently being a Gold Glove third baseman for the Rangers for the duration of the pandemic-shortened 2020 time. Jung’s injuries likely guarantees Kiner-Falefa currently being their beginning 3rd baseman once more every time the year does get started.

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