Rangers News: Jared Walsh signs with new team, Corey Seager health update

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The Texas Rangers are, slowly but surely, getting healthy again. Josh Sborz made his return from the injured list last week to give the bullpen a much needed boost. However, the most impactful recovery for the Rangers thus far has been the return of Nathaniel Lowe.

Lowe found himself on the injured list to start the 2024 season with an injured oblique and the Rangers had to turn to the newly signed Jared Walsh to fill in during his absence at first base. Walsh's spring seemed extremely promising, but he struggled once the regular season got started as he slashed just .226/.317/.321 in his 60 plate appearances with Texas.

Now, Lowe is back from the IL and crushing it, which made Walsh expendable and the Rangers sent him packing so that he could try to catch on with another team. Walsh did just that because on Tuesday, the dreadful White Sox signed him to a minor-league deal. Given everything Walsh has been through, we wish him nothing but the best in Chicago.

Texas Rangers News: Corey Seager's struggles are not health-related according to Rangers GM

It has been odd to see Corey Seager scuffle as much as he has to start the 2024 season. In his 27 games, he has posted a dismal .631 OPS, which is more that 200 points below his career average and MUCH lower than that 1.013 mark he logged in 2023. Many fans have been wondering if Seager's offseason hernia surgery is to blame given how out of character it has been.

Rangers' GM Chris Young made sure to point out that Seager is healthy during a recent interview. Instead, Young pointed to the fact that because of the surgery, Seager wasn't able to do his usual offseason prep and had to spend much of spring training just recovering from the surgery.

Young also pointed out that Seager is working hard to get his groove back and that he's still been performing well in the field. In short, there is no reason to panic just yet, Rangers fans, as Seager is too talented to be held down for long.

However, if he keeps struggling, there are going to be more and more questions as to whether Seager's health is as good as Young is claiming here.

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