Friday on the farm: Justin Foscue days away from return. Other Rangers prospects aren’t far behind
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Here’s something new: Good injury news from the Texas Rangers’ farm system.
Second baseman Justin Foscue, the 2020 first-round pick (14th overall, Mississippi State), should be back with High A Hickory no later than Tuesday after finishing up a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League.
Foscue hasn’t played since May 21 because of a strained oblique muscle that has responded favorably to a cortisone injection late last month. He could return to the Hickory lineup as soon as Sunday.
He has only 47 at-bats in his first professional season, and was hitting only .170 with two home runs.
He was one of three rehabbers Thursday in the ACL lineup, along with shortstop Davis Wendzel (broken hamate bone) and Sam Huff (knee surgery). Wendzel could be on his way back to Double A Frisco next weekend. Huff is running out of days on his rehab assignment, and it shouldn’t be much longer before he heads to Triple A Round Rock.
The one lingering injury issue belongs to 2020 third-rounder T.K. Roby, who has a sprained right elbow and is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery. He continues to weigh is options, but a decision should be coming soon.