The injury bug seems to be a common factor for the Texas Rangers. Last month, Jonah Heim and Corey Seager suffered injuries that continue to hold Heim out. Seager was hurt at the end of July when he sprained his thumb sliding into second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In April, he missed time after suffering a hamstring injury.
While things seemed to improve, Texas held Seager out of Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins. The team explained it was only a precaution, as his right thumb flared up.
As for Jonah Heim, he injured his wrist two weeks ago. The 28-year-old tore a tendon in his left wrist; after he swung the bat awkwardly. According to manager Bruce Bochy, he is expected to resume baseball activities within the coming days.
Yet, with things moving in the right direction, Texas suffered another injury. Rookie Josh Jung fractured his left thumb on Sunday. He left in the sixth inning after fielding a 109.4mph ball.
Before the injury Jung was top the top candidate to win AL rookie of the year.
Jung is expected to have surgery and miss up to six weeks. However, there is hope; some players will have recovered in that period of time. Until then, Texas will look at other players to help carry the workload.
Here is a break down of Jung's replacements.