Josh Jung's return to Rangers roster could cause unexpected complications 

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Fortunately for the Rangers, it appears that one of their top sluggers in Josh Jung is only days away from returning to the field. Jung was off to a great start to the season, especially on the offensive side, smashing two homers and slashing a .412/.474/.941 line before fracturing his wrist in only the fourth game of the season. But now he's finally on the mend.

Jung's imminent return to the Rangers lineup is great news, especially due to how sluggish Texas has been so far this season. Fans are hoping that Jung can provide an offensive boost after a successful rookie campaign. But perhaps some are overlooking the roster dilemma this might create.

Although Jung's presence will be welcomed, Bruce Bochy will have to figure out what to do with utility man Josh Smith, who has surprisingly become the most consistent hitter for the Rangers this season.

When Smith was tasked with covering third base during Jung's absence, he was initially viewed as a player who struggled mightily on offense, carrying a .230 career average and was kept on the roster due to his exceptional defense and success on the base paths. However, since Smith has become an everyday player, he has been turning heads with his ability to get on base. He currently has the highest average (.300) on the team and has quickly become the most consistent hitter in the Rangers lineup.

At the moment the most logical spot to put Smith would be the DH position. So far, the  DH spot has been run by a committee with Ezequiel Duran spearheading the effort for the past few weeks, but he was just optioned.  Duran has had an underwhelming first half to the season and was carrying a considerably low .299 on-base percentage.

Overall, the Rangers do have somewhat of a dilemma on their hands because their most consistent hitter is in jeopardy of not having a spot in the lineup. It's a good problem to have, but Bochy needs to make sure he presses the right button here.