Rangers Promote Top Prospect For Injured Josh Jung

The Rangers will call up former first-round pick Justin Foscue to take Jung's spot on the roster.

2024 Texas Rangers Spring Training
2024 Texas Rangers Spring Training / Bailey Orr/Texas Rangers/GettyImages

The Texas Rangers came away with a dominant 9-3 win on Monday night over the Tampa Bay Rays, but it came at a price. The Rangers will be without starting third baseman Josh Jung for some time after suffering a fractured wrist.

The 26-year-old third baseman has been hit hard by the injury bug as he missed most of Spring Training with a calf injury and the final six weeks of the 2023 regular season because of a thumb injury.

That said, the defending World Series champions are making a call to the farm system to find a replacement for Jung at the hot corner.

Rangers News: Texas Calls up Former First-Round Pick From Triple-A

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday that the Rangers are promoting top prospect Justin Foscue. The former first-round pick can play multiple positions across the infield (first, second, and third base), which should help him and the Rangers in the immediate future.

Heading into this season, Foscue was ranked as the Rangers’ fifth-best prospect, according to MLBPipeline. The 25-year-old infielder spent last season at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .266 with 31 doubles, 18 home runs and 84 RBI.

The 5-foot-11 right-handed hitter started the 2024 campaign at Round Rock, slugging .231 with two RBI across three games. Foscue is slashing .275/.379/.495 with 50 home runs and 218 RBI in his minor league career.

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