Finally! At long last, it has been announced that Texas Rangers top prospect, Josh Jung will be called up to the big leagues and make his Major League debut
According to MLB.com Rangers reporter Kennedi Landry, Jung will be be called up and make his debut when Texas takes on the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
Texas Rangers top prospect Josh Jung will finally get his shot after years of injury setback
Texas Rangers fans have long waited for this day to come and now it will be a reality. This season has been miserable for both the team and the fans and this roster move will give some much needed energy boost to close out the season.
Jung was drafted out of Texas Tech with the eighth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. Jung’s road to the show has been an uphill battle as he was battling injuries to begin his young baseball career. He started his first professional season by splitting time in Single-A and the Arizona League. Jung would finish the season with 55 hits in 44 combined games. COVID-19 hit the following season and that would wipe out Jung’s season.
In 2021, Jung would split time with Round Rock and Frisco and would finish the season by hitting 19 home runs in 78 combined games. Finally, Jung would begin the 2022 season with Round Rock after coming off shoulder surgery. Jung got a late start to his season but came out of the gate hot as he hit 6 home runs in 22 games. Following a good outing in Round Rock, it was determined by the Texas Rangers that it was time to call him up to the big leagues.
Jung has been the Rangers top prospect since being drafted by them in 2019 but hasn’t been able to stay healthy thus delaying his MLB debut. Rangers fans have been waiting for his potential call to the big leagues. Now, Jung has shown his same high ability post-injury in his rehab by playing in a good amount of minor-league games and doing so relatively well as he had been demolishing Triple-A pitching. There wasn’t a level in the minor leagues that wouldn’t be able to hold Jung much longer, nor justify leaving him there the rest of the 2022 season.
After the firing of Jon Daniels and Chris Woodward, the Rangers were in need of a boost to finish the season strong, which evidently hasn’t come yet. Calling up Jung makes perfect sense as it gives the fans something to cheer about while the Rangers will get a chance to see what Jung can provide to a big league club.
Chances looked bleak that Jung may not play baseball this season as a result of surgery, let alone receive a call-up to the big leagues. Josh Jung has now accomplished both this season, a remarkable feat.
Embrace it Texas Rangers Fans! Jung is coming! He is here! He’s ready! Best of all, he’s a Texas Ranger! Welcome to the Show, Josh Jung! We can’t wait to see you at Globe Life Field for years to come.