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.
Yang Hyeon-jong's whistle-stop tour of the majors has come to an end, at least for now, as the Texas Rangers have sent the Korean southpaw back down to the minor leagues.
Both Kim Kwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong picked up losses on Sunday, capping off a difficult month for the MLB's two newest Korean starters.
Yang Hyeon-jong got roughed up in his third start for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, giving up seven runs in an 11-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.