Josh’s combined 44 games at the Single-A level has got him one step away from making the MLB
The former Red Raider is going to attend the Rangers spring training as a non-roster invitee. Because COVID-19 essentially destroyed the entire 2020 season at the minor league level, that carry over has also provided lots of uncertainty about the start of the minor league season. If Josh were to have started the year on the single-A squad, he wouldn’t have started his season likely until May.
Josh had started the 2020 season on fire. In the 4 games they were able to complete before the shutdown, he was batting .588 with an OBP of .632, 1 home run and 5 RBIs. In a total of 44 games at the single-A level, Jung has a batting average of .316, 2 home runs, and 28 RBIs. The Rangers front office wants to push his development by getting him, “competitive at-bats as soon as possible.” According to assistant General Manager Mike Daly, the Rangers “expect if [Josh’s] not on the major league team that he would be in Round Rock.”