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13 Jurickson Profar 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/165 | Birthdate: 2/20/1993 | Birthplace: Willemstad, Curacao | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 61/1 | Average Draft Position: 184.49
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Rangers hopeful two injured players are back in June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday he's hopeful second baseman Jurickson Profar (shoulder) and catcher Geovany Soto (knee) will make earlier than expected returns from the disabled list.

"We're hoping to get [Jurickson] Profar and Soto back in June," Daniels said, per MLB.com.


Rangers transfer Jurickson Profar to 60-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) The Rangers transferred infielder Jurickson Profar to the 60-day disabled list Saturday to clear a 40-man roster spot for trade acquisition Hector Noesi.

Profar began the season on the disabled list due to a torn muscle in his right shoulder. He was reported to need 10-to-12 weeks of recovery in late March after the injury was diagnosed.


Jurickson Profar takes part in fielding drills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar took part in fielding drills at second base with manager Ron Washington on Friday and Saturday, the Star-Telegram reports.

Outside of fielding drills, Profar has been limited to only cardiovascular and weight-lifting activities. He was placed on the disabled list before the start of the season due to a slight muscle tear in his right shoulder. 

"I'm trying to work and wait," said Profar. "I want to be healthy, so I'm patient. I'm working hard at the things I can do."

Rangers place four on disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) As expected, the Rangers have placed pitcher Yu Darvish (neck), second baseman Jurickson Profar (shoulder), catcher Geovany Soto (leg) and pitcher Matt Harrison (back) all the disabled list, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Soto was the only player placed on the 60-day DL.

Rangers seeking depth at second, catcher


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Rangers are seeking depth at second base and catcher, according to FoxSports.com.

Both Geovany Soto and Jurickson Profar have gone down in recent days, leaving the club a little thin at some key spots. J.P. Arencibia and Kensuke Tanaka are currently slated to open the year at each spot, though the team does have infielder Rougned Odor in the minors. The Rangers have playoff aspirations this season, so it's not a surprise to see them express some urgency at both positions. 


Jurickson Profar won't need surgery for shoulder injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will not require surgery for a slight muscle tear in his right shoulder, per ESPN. He is expected to have 4-6 weeks of limited baseball activities before moving onto hitting and a throwing program.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Profar injured his shoulder in the sixth inning of Saturday's spring game against Kansas City. He was making a relay throw to first base as he tried to complete a double play started by third baseman Adrian Beltre.

"He felt some pain but was able play the rest of innings he was supposed to play," Levine said. "The MRI showed a tear that was adjacent to and different from the muscle he sustained a previous injury to.

"This is our every day second baseman. Someone we had every expectation was going to take a meaningful step forward in his career and be a big part of our 2014 campaign. He should be a weapon for us in the second half of the season. Maybe a little bit earlier."


Jurickson Profar out 10-12 weeks with torn teres major muscle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a torn teres major muscle, U-T San Diego reports on Sunday. Profar will need at least 10-12 weeks of recovery.

Profar hit .234 in 286 at-bats last year.


Jurickson Profar headed for MRI on shoulder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar was scratched from Sunday's spring lineup against the Padres after developing renewed shoulder soreness. He is headed for an MRI on his shoulder.

Jurickson Profar gets day off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar was scratched from the Thursday lineup after a dental procedure. He worked out with the team, however, and is expected to play Friday.

Jurickson Profar finally makes start at second base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (shoulder) made his first start at second base this spring Tuesday against the Royals. Profar has been limited to a DH role thus far, but he's thrived offensively, batting .300 (12 for 40) with two home runs, three doubles and 11 RBI in 13 games.

Jurickson Profar able to make relay throws Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar made some relay throws Sunday, according to the Star-Telegram

Profar has been dealing with arm issues throughout the spring. He's made progress, and said he wants to play second base Monday. His work Sunday was considered a big step forward. Profar hit .234 in 286 at-bats last year.


Jurickson Profar has wisdom teeth removed


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar will miss 3-5 days after having his wisdom teeth out, according to MLB.com.

The club still expects Profar to be ready for opening day, but he hasn't played the field due to a shoulder issue. Profar is expected to open the year as the starting second baseman. He hit .234/.308/.336 in 286 at-bats last year.


Jurickson Profar might play in the field next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (shoulder) fielded grounders and made routine throws from second base Sunday morning, according to The Dallas Morning News. Profar could make his spring debut in the field next week.

"That’s the estimate we’re looking at," assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "There are things we want to see him do first, which is making those out-of-the-ordinary plays."


Jurickson Profar could play the field in late March


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington told MLB.com on Thursday that infielder Jurickson Profar could play the field in a game "sometime after the middle of the month."

Profar has been limited to DH duties this spring because of shoulder tendinitis. He went 2 for 4 with a grand slam against the Padres on Thursday. He is hitting .333 (6 for 18) with five RBI this spring.


Jurickson Profar stays strong in DH slot Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar went 1 for 3 and scored a run while serving as the designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Angels.

Though Profar's injured shoulder has kept him off the field has he progresses toward the regular season, he has shined at the plate, going 7 for 14 with two doubles and four RBI in four March games and 6 of 18 with five RBI overall. He'll open the season as the starter at second base if he proves he can field the position this spring.


Jurickson Profar able to throw to bases


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been cleared to start throwing to bases, according to Star-Telegram.

Profar has been dealing with shoulder issues during camp. He's made enough progression to increase his workload. Profar is expected to open the season as the team's starting second baseman. He hit .234/.308/.336 in 286 at-bats last year.


Jurickson Profar able to play, not in the field


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has dealt with shoulder tendinitis that has limited his activity in the spring, but he was able to make his spring debut Thursday, in the opener against the Royals.

Profar did not appear in the game on defense, as he replaced Mitch Moreland at designated hitter. He went 1 for 3 with a run scored and one driven in.

Profar only recently began throwing from 75 feet, so he might be limited to offensive appearances throughout the spring. He is slated to start at second base when the season opens, assuming he can get healthy by then.


Jurickson Profar working way back from shoulder ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar has begun a throwing program from 75 feet as he works his way back from a shoulder injury, per ESPN.

That serves as progress for Profar, whose availability for opening day was thrown up for question when it was announced at the start of spring training that he was experiencing shoulder tendinitis.

Profar is expected to start at second, but must prove himself healthy for the regular season.


Jurickson Profar going to try and throw this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar, who has been limited due to a shoulder injury, will DH during an intrasquad game Monday. He is scheduled to start throwing again this week, per ESPN.

Jurickson Profar cleared to swing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been cleared to swing a bat, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Profar has been limited in camp due to a shoulder injury. He had been restricted from swinging a bat the past couple days. Profar vowed to do whatever he could to get back in action, and it appears he's made progress.

Profar hit .234/.308/.336 in 286 at-bats last year. If he can get healthy, Profar should open the season as the team's starting second baseman.


Jurickson Profar says he'll do whatever it takes to be ready


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar said he'll "do whatever it takes to be ready," according to the Dallas Morning News.

Profar is dealing with shoulder tendinitis, and has been limited during camp. He said he's not concerned about hitting specific dates, but wants fans to know he's going to try his hardest to return as soon as possible. "I’m just going to make sure I’m 100 percent," Profar said. 

Profar is expected to open the year as the team's starter at second if healthy. He hit .234/.308/.336 in 286 at-bats.


Rangers manager projects 2014 lineup/batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington provided his projected lineup/batting order for the 2014 season, according to ESPN.

Washington has penciled left fielder Shin-Soo Choo into the leadoff spot. He will be followed by shortstop Elvis Andrus, first baseman Prince Fielder, third baseman Adrian Beltre, right fielder Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, catcher Geovany Soto, second baseman Jurickson Profar and center fielder Leonys Martin.


Jurickson Profar's opening day status in jeopardy?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels announced Tuesday second baseman Jurickson Profar has been told to stop throwing because of continued discomfort from shoulder tendinitis. The news comes a day after Profar was cleared to start throwing.

Daniels said the team is acting in an "overly cautious" manner since Profar has been bothered by the shoulder tendinitis for the last month. Profar will not throw for a week and has been told to stop taking batting practice. 

The Rangers are now hoping Profar will be ready to play in the field by the middle of March, but another setback could put his status for opening day in jeopardy.

"We don’t have a long-term concern, but with the nature of this injury, there is not much room for error in order to be ready for the start of the season," Daniels said. "We want to get it knocked out."


Jurickson Profar cleared to throw; Rangers still cautious


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar, who is dealing with a bout of shoulder tendinitis, has been cleared to throw. The plan is still to ease him into action, so Profar will DH during the first few spring training games.

Shoulder tendinitis to limit Jurickson Profar early in camp


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) New Rangers starting second baseman Jurickson Profar has suffered a slight setback to start spring training. He has been diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis that will prevent him from throwing. His hitting should not be affected.

The trade of Ian Kinsler to Detroit has opened up the starting spot for Profar, though manager Ron Washington has not confirmed that status.