Josh Jung, the great potential of the Rangers, will have the opportunity to make his debut after the injury. Jung injured his left shoulder and had to undergo surgery. A lot has happened in a short time, and he is delighted with the current situation.
“It was a complete 180,” Jung said as quoted by MLB. “Going from on the super high coming into camp, to ‘Oh snap, I'm not going to play this year,’ to actually getting out to play games in Arizona and getting to an affiliate, and now getting a chance up here in the big leagues.
I can't even really describe it. It's just a whirlwind of emotions that I've gone through the past six, seven months”.
Josh Jung on being called up
Jung had many ups and downs. He might have expected a call much earlier, but things unfolded differently.
However, he can be happy and satisfied with the opportunity he will get. "I wouldn't say there was disappointment [in not being called up], but for me in my head, it was like, ‘OK, do more,’ and trying to do more led to me doing way less.
I think that was the biggest thing that I learned from that moment. … That's when everything kind of fell apart. The other thing is too, I'm coming off shoulder surgery. So having success is great, but then you start trying to continue that and build with that.
This is baseball. It's going to humble you pretty quickly. I kind of got into this rhythm of trying to chase old feels, like the stuff that I felt last year that made me successful, but I keep forgetting sometimes it's like, ‘Hey, you have a new shoulder, and probably [don’t] feel exactly the same way that you did a year ago.’ So it's just that daily grind of figuring out what works for me and bringing that to the box”.