Yang Hyeon-jong looks set to rejoin the Kia Tigers after his short-lived U.S. career ended in free agency at the end of the season.
Yang Hyeon-jong's disappointing debut year with the Texas Rangers earned him an F from The Athletic on Monday, the lowest grade awarded in an article ranking the club's 2021 pitching staff.
Yang Hyeon-jong's yo-yo U.S. career took another turn on Tuesday as the Texas Rangers southpaw was once again sent down to the minors.
Yang Hyeon-jong gave up two home runs in two and one third innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Monday, appearing out of the bullpen for the Texas Rangers in the tough 15-1 loss.
Just a day after being sent back to the minor leagues, Yang Hyeon-jong was once again called up to join the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
Yang Hyeon-jong's brief return to the big leagues has come to an end, with the Korean southpaw sent back down to the minors after throwing just two innings in a single game on Aug. 28.
Yang Hyeon-jong made his first appearance in 78 days on a big league mound on Saturday, pitching two scoreless innings in the Texas Rangers' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros.
The Texas Rangers have selected the contract of Korean pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong, calling him back up to the big leagues as the team struggles with a Covid-19 outbreak.
Choi Ji-man of the Tampa Bay Rays is likely to be placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) as he continues to struggle with tightness in his left hamstring.
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays started the second half of the MLB season on blistering form on Sunday, pitching a complete game shutout against the Texas Rangers at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York.