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Three key Rangers contributors heading to Round Rock to rehab

(AP photo/Brynn Anderson)

 

A field trip to Round Rock might be in order for Rangers fans.

Third baseman Josh Jung and right-handers Max Scherzer and Josh Sborz will be joining the Rangers’ Triple A affiliate this week as they make their way off the injured list.

Jung (broken right arm) took live batting practice Wednesday at Dodger Stadium against right-hander Tyler Mahle (Tommy John surgery) and will do so a few more times in Round Rock before starting a rehab assignment, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters in Los Angeles.

Sborz (strained rotator cuff) will throw live batting practice today at Dell Diamond and might need another session before beginning his rehab assignment.

Scherzer (nerve) is scheduled to pitch Friday with the goal of reaching 75 pitches. He pitched for Round Rock on Sunday at Oklahoma City, tossing four scoreless innings on one hit and one walk with five strikeouts. He threw 53 pitches.

Scherzer is on track to be the first of the trio back from the IL, where he started the season while recovering from back surgery. He was transferred to the 60-day IL last month, joining Jung, and both will have to return to the 40-man roster in addition to the active roster.

The Rangers are taking their time with Sborz, who is on the IL for the second time this season. He could return next week during the Rangers’ homestand against the Mets and Royals.

Jung might spend the most time on rehab. He hasn’t played since April 1 and was also limited in spring training because of a calf injury.

For those who are thinking about going to Saturday’s game, the first 2,000 fans receive a Corey Seager World Series replica ring.

Jeff Wilson, jeff@rangerstoday.com

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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