Yang Hyeon-jong is attending the Texas Rangers’ spring training. He will try to get a Major League job at spring training. At present, Yang only has a minor league contract with the Rangers.
According to Rangers pitching coach Doug Mathis, Yang could throw multiple pitches. Also, he has proven to be durable. He has an opportunity to prove himself during spring training. Besides, Mathis knew about Yang’s success with the Kia Tigers in the KBO.
Based on his career in the Korea Baseball Organization, Yang has the skillset to play in the Major League. According to sports betting odds experts, Mathis has firsthand experience seeing Yang play in the KBO. He played for the Samsung Lions in 2011. Also, he had a record of 5-2 and was the starting pitcher of Game 1 of the Korea Series. The Lions eventually won the title that year.
Land a Major League Job at Spring Training
According to a sports forum, Yang had a record of 7-9 with an ERA of 6.18 in 2011. Also, he went from the rotation to the bullpen and back during that season. Since then, he has become a better pitcher, as seen with his stats.
He became a full-time starter in 2014. Also, he threw the most innings in the KBO with 1,290 2/3. Also, he threw at least 170 innings each year from 2014 to 2020. According to baseball betting reports, his ability to throw many innings will be his ticket to the MLB.
MLB is holding a regular 162-game season this year after the pandemic shortened the 2020 season to 60 games. Also, teams need to be careful with how their pitchers’ workload throughout the season.
Yang signed with the Rangers for $1.3 million. He has a good fastball. He can also throw a slider and changeup to make hitters swing their bats.