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Jurickson Profar | Second Baseman | #19

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Jurickson Profar will start at second base with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Profar has exclusively played shortstop so far this season. It's noteworthy as the Rangers brace for the news of a lengthy suspension for second baseman Rougned Odor. It's possible that Profar will get the call once the situation is finally settled. After missing essentially two years with shoulder issues, the 23-year-old is batting .273/.353/.424 with five home runs and 19 RBI over 34 games this season in Triple-A. May 17 - 2:16 PM

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Jurickson Profar acknowledged that his best opportunity to play in the majors may come with another team.

"Maybe I have to go to another team, and I have no problem with that," said Profar. "I just want to be in the big leagues and win. If it’s here or anywhere else, I’m ready." He's just stating the obvious. Profar was once a top prospect and the heir to Ian Kinsler at second base, but his window of opportunity in Texas closed after missing two seasons with recurring shoulder issues. With Elvis Andrus entrenched at shortstop and Rougned Odor at second base, there's just no room for Profar at the major league level. The 23-year-old has hit .271 with 13 RBI and four steals in 29 games for Triple-A Round Rock this year.
May 12 - 10:10 PM

Rangers optioned INF Jurickson Profar to Triple-A Round Rock.

Profar was 4-for-20 with zero extra-base hits in Cactus League play as of Monday morning. The former top prospect is still trying to breathe life back into his career after a long, frustrating battle with shoulder injuries. What the 23-year-old needs most at this point is regular playing time, and he'll find that at Triple-A.
Mar 21 - 12:10 PM

Jurickson Profar went 1-for-2 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in the Rangers’ 10-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.

And perhaps most importantly, Profar started at shortstop for the first time since November of 2013 and had no issues with his throws. The 23-year-old has essentially missed back-to-back seasons with shoulder issues, so the Rangers aren’t going to put too much pressure on him. A need may arise at the major league level at some point, but the best thing for him is to get regular at-bats in Triple-A to begin 2016.
Mar 3 - 7:13 PM

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) played shortstop in an intrasquad game on Monday.

It's the first time he's played the position in a game setting since missing the last two seasons with a torn muscle in his right shoulder. Profar made a diving play in the field and also ranged well into the outfield to catch a pop-up. Not only that, he also hit a home run off of Cole Hamels in his second plate appearance. "It feels great," Profar said. "You know it's just one intrasquad game, but it feels good to be out playing." Obviously the former top prospect has a long way to go before we can say he looks back to his former self, but this was a nice step in the right direction.
Feb 29 - 8:30 PM

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been throwing to bases without issue.

Profar reported to camp early as he continues his return from shoulder surgery last February. He is expected to increase his throwing reps and participate in drills as his monitored workload permits. He'll likely start the season at Triple-A after missing the past two seasons with injuries, but the once-top prospect could certainly work his way back to the majors at some point this season.
Feb 18 - 6:45 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Saturday that the club is willing to consider the possibility of using Jurickson Profar in the outfield if a need arises.

Daniels made the comment after he was asked what the Rangers would do if Josh Hamilton went down with injury. Profar hasn't played the field at all in two years because of a shoulder injury and is projected to begin the season as the starting shortstop in Triple-A. However, the Rangers currently have Elvis Andrus at short and Rougned Odor at second base. Profar will obviously have to prove that the shoulder issues are past him in order to play anywhere at the major league level, but the Rangers are willing to get creative if he produces at the plate.
Jan 26 - 8:46 AM

Rangers and INF Jurickson Profar avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $605,000 contract.

Profar became eligible for salary arbitration this winter as a Super 2 qualifier despite having only 94 total major league games under his belt, and zero since 2013. His development has been completely derailed by shoulder injuries and the 22-year-old middle infielder remains a big question mark leading into the 2016 season. Though he did have a great showing in the Arizona Fall League, tallying 20 hits and 20 RBI in 20 games.
Jan 14 - 1:49 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rangers have received considerable interest in Jurickson Profar.

As of now, the team is not inclined to deal the 22-year-old shortstop. Their mind could change though if they are blown away by a particular offer. Profar missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery in February to repair a torn labrum. He looked good in the Arizona Fall League and is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that Jurickson Profar "doesn't have any concerns about the shoulder."

Daniels was interviewed on the Ben and Skin Show on KRLD-FM 105.3. The Rangers GM touched on Jurickson Profar's rehab, as the 22-year-old shortstop was sidelined in February due to a torn labrum in his shoulder. Profar underwent surgery, but did not play in 2015. "All signs are positive right now," said Daniels. "His throwing program's great, he's absolutely killing it with the bat in the Fall League." Daniels went on to add that while the Rangers are being understandably cautious, Profar "feels 100%." Assuming no setbacks this offseason, the former No. 1 prospect should be ready for spring training in 2016.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that teams have inquired with the Rangers about the availability of Jurickson Profar.

The Yankees are among them, but Sherman writes that the Rangers aren't keen on selling low and likely want to get him back on the field before exploring a possible trade. The 22-year-old has missed much of the past two seasons due to shoulder issues, but there have been positive reports on him in the Arizona Fall League. He's serving strictly as a DH at the moment and is being eased into a throwing program, but the Rangers expect him to be at full health for spring training.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Rangers activated INF Jurickson Profar from the 60-day disabled list.

Profar underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder back in February and did not play during the 2015 campaign. He's being activated from the 60-day disabled list to allow him to participate in the Arizona Fall League this off-season. The 22-year-old infielder is slated to serve as the DH for the Surprise Saguaros on Thursday.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

Profar was making steady progress from February surgery to repair a torn labrum, but the Rangers have determined that he's not going to be able to appear in a major league game over the final three weeks so they're simply going to shut down the 22-year-old middle infield prospect. He'll gear up for 2016.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that Jurickson Profar (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list sometime next month.

Well, that's a nice surprise. Profar began a rehab assignment last week as he works his way back from labrum surgery and evidently might be an option for the Rangers in September. His role with the big club down the stretch almost surely would be minimal, but it would be nice to see the former top prospect back in the majors.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 08:33:00 PM

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Hickory.

Profar had surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will strictly be used as a designated hitter. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action. The Rangers could have him play some fall or winter ball to catch up on lost time.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 05:30:00 PM

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
3Jared Hoying
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Luke Jackson
9Tanner Scheppers