Texas Rangers Weekly Report 21: Rangers aren’t “joshing” around anymore

SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 17: Josh Jung #9 of the Texas Rangers poses during Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Kelsey Grant/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 17: Josh Jung #9 of the Texas Rangers poses during Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Kelsey Grant/Getty Images) /

After being beaten down by the Houston Astros and swept by the Red Sox, the Texas Rangers aren’t “joshing around” anymore.

On Wednesday afternoon, the team finally made the move to call up their number one prospect Josh Jung after Brad Miller got injured. Here is the moment that Jung found out he gets to put on the Rangers Jersey for the first time.

He will be making his debut on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays at home in front of the Rangers crowd. He’s earned it after his major setback with the injury during the last offseason. I, unfortunately, will be working when he takes his first swings, but I wish him luck tomorrow.

Let’s find out who made the lists this week on this edition of the Texas Rangers Weekly Report.

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot

Josh Jung

After a week of just depressing Rangers baseball, the news of him being called up Wednesday made this week better for Rangers fans. I’m sure fans will be getting their tickets for Friday’s game. Like I said in the paragraph above, he deserves this opportunity to show that he deserves to make the Opening Day roster next season.

Cody Bradford

I had the pleasure of seeing him start on Thursday for the Los Quesos Frisco. He put on a pitching clinic for the young fans by throwing 10 strikeouts against the Tulsa Drillers. He finally broke his record for most strikeouts this season and he deserves to be on this list. Keep an eye out on this former Baylor Bear in spring training next season.

Zak Kent

Another pitcher in our minor league system that I would keep an eye on. Kent was recently just promoted from Double-A to Triple-A a couple of weeks ago and he hasn’t disappointed. He only allowed four hits and stuck out eight in his second start at Round Rock. Just another pitching gem that the Rangers have stockpiled in their minor league system.

Tekoah Roby

The final minor league pitcher on the list this week. He struck out 12 batters in five innings on Thursday night. Roby is another pitcher that you should keep an eye on as he could be promoted next season to Frisco.

Blaine Crim

Now I couldn’t wrap up the Who’s Hot List this week without adding the “Crim Reaper” to it. He was recently named MILB Player Of The Week. He has just been on a hitting streak the past week for the Riders. You can check out his stats below and you’ll see why he made Player of the Week.

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not Hot

Kyle Hurt

The T-Town Clowns Starting Pitcher did not have a good outing on Wednesday against the Black Giants. He was yanked in the first inning as Dallas scored four runs in the first inning. You could tell he didn’t want to be out on the mound as he was having issues with his pitching location. The Dallas Black Giants would go on to win 11-0 after he was pulled.*

*The Dallas Black Giants are the Frisco Roughriders’ Negro League name this season and Tulsa’s was the T-Town Clowns, honoring heritage in baseball.

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