Rangers activate All-Star 3B Josh Jung from IL

Mon Sep 18 7:05pm ET
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The Texas Rangers activated All-Star third baseman Josh Jung from the 10-day injured list on Monday after the rookie missed six weeks with a broken thumb.

Jung was in the Rangers' lineup for Monday's home game against the Boston Red Sox, starting at third base and batting fifth.

Jung suffered a fractured left thumb on Aug. 6 and underwent surgery three days later. Jung, an All-Star starter for the American League in July, was hurt fielding a line drive off the bat of Miami Marlins' Jorge Soler.

At the time of his injury, Jung led AL rookies in home runs, RBIs, runs (70), extra-base hits (47) and total bases (209). He was considered the leading candidate to win AL Rookie of the Year honors.

The 25-year-old started 107 of the team's first 112 games at third base, including 33 straight.

The Rangers had not yet announced a corresponding roster move.

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