Texas Rangers offense gets great news with latest Jung and Seager injury updates

The Rangers' offense looks like it should be getting healthy again just in the nick of time.
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Given all of the injuries the Texas Rangers are dealing with on their pitching staff, the offense is going to have to be firing on all cylinders early in the season. Texas is right on the edge of not having enough pitching to even start the season, so the runs are going to need to be plentiful for the Rangers to survive until Max Scherzer, Tyler Mahle, and Jacob deGrom return.

However, the Rangers' position players are dinged up as well. Adolis Garcia had a slow ramp up in spring to manage some persistent aches and pains, and both Corey Seager and Josh Jung have been out with ailments of their own. Garcia is back to normal and raking in camp, but Jung and Seager are still lagging behind.

Fortunately, Rangers fans got positive updates on both Jung and Seager, as both should be back early in the 2024 season, if not by Opening Day.

Rangers News: Josh Jung and Corey Seager are both close to returning

Jung, who has been dealing with a strained calf in spring training, appears to be the closer of the two to returning to action. He is participating in baseball activities and should be able to get into enough spring games that he should have more than enough time to get ready for the start of the season. Given that Jung gave the Rangers 2.4 rWAR and an All-Star season last year, having him back in the fold will be welcome good news.

Their shortstop's chances of being ready by Opening Day are a bit sketchier, and it will be interesting to see if the Rangers actually put him on the injured list while Seager recovers from sports hernia surgery.

If general manager Chris Young is right that Seager is, at worst, still going to return shortly after Opening Day, Texas may just opt to avoid putting him on the IL so that he doesn't HAVE to sit out longer than he needs to. If he does get put on the injured list, then Seager's recovery may not be going as swimmingly as the Rangers are portraying right now.

Either way, it looks like two of the guys that the Rangers are going to be relying on the most on offense should be ready to roll soon. Whether their presence in the lineup will be enough to keep Texas afloat has yet to be determined.

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