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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%: 9/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers place Perez on 60-day DL, add Richardson


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/11/2015) The Rangers purchased the contract of OF Antoan Richardson from Triple-A Round Rock and placed pitcher Martin Perez on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, per a team release. 

Perez is continuing his rehab from ligament reconstruction surgery on his left elbow last May. Richardson was signed to a minor league contract with a major league spring invite in December. 

Perez joins infielder Jurickson Profar on the Rangers' 60-day DL.


Rangers claim pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) The Rangers have claimed relief pitcher Edgar Olmos on waivers from the Mariners, reports MLB.com. To make room, the team placed Jurickson Profar on the 60-day DL.

"He had a good year in Triple-A last year," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "We'll bring him in, let our pitching coaches work with him and see what we've got."

Olmos went 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA between two stints in the minors in 2014. He added 60 strikeouts and allowed 71 hits over 77 2/3 innings.

"His fastball really rides and gets in on hitters pretty good," Rangers scouting director Josh Boyd said. "Harnessing his command is something we hope to get over the hump. Stuff-wise, the ability to have that kind of velocity is something we want to take a look at."


Rangers place Profar on 60-day DL, claim Olmos off waivers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) The Rangers announced a pair roster moves on Tuesday. Infielder Jurickson Profar, who is expected to miss the 2015 season with a shoulder injury, was officially placed on the 60-day disabled list. In order to make roster space, the Rangers received left-hander Edgar Olmos on waivers from Seattle, per the team's official website.

Daniels: Jurickson Profar (shoulder) likely to miss 2015 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels announced infielder Jurickson Profar will likely miss the 2015 season after undergoing surgery Monday to repair the labrum in his shoulder, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Rangers were encouraged following Profar's surgery since Dr. Keith Meister found no additional damage to the shoulder.

“The expectation is this will resolve the problem, which has bothered him and frustrated all of us for the last year,” Daniels said, per The Dallas Morning News.


Rangers IF Jurickson Profar to undergo shoulder surgery


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is scheduled to have surgery on his injured shoulder on Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The surgery could force Profar to miss the entire 2015 season. He experienced three tears in the of the teres major muscle, which cost him all of last year. An MRI this week showed a new strain in the shoulder area.

Profar was scheduled to start this season in the minors. With Profar out indefinitely, Rougned Odor is the Rangers' clear-cut starter at second base.


Rangers GM Jon Daniels on Profar (shoulder): 'He's on schedule'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said infielder Jurickson Profar (shoulder) continues to progress in his rehab, per FOX Sports Southwest.

Profar is playing catch and taking dry swings. He will continue to undergo an MRI every three weeks.

"He's on schedule," Daniels said. "He's continued to progress both in his throwing program and in his rehab, and in the weight room and in his doctor's visits. It's all been kind of green lights so far."


Rangers' Jurickson Profar hoping to play every spring game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is hoping to play every spring training game, according to FoxSports.com.

Profar missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury, but is working his way back during the offseason. He'll likely be behind the other position players, and may have to serve as the team's designated hitter early on during spring. The 21-year-old Profar came into last season listed as one of the top prospects in the game. 


Latest MRI on Jurickson Profar's shoulder comes back clean


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The latest MRI on Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar’s shoulder appears to show the shoulder is healing properly and Profar can increase his workload, reports FOXSports.com/southwest

Profar has been throwing from 60 feet, but will begin throwing from 75 feet starting next week. He'll also begin taking dry swings from the right side.


Rangers' Profar (shoulder) reports no issues after playing catch twice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar said he has played catch twice this offseason and has had no issues with his injured shoulder, per FOX Sports Southwest. Profar said he will play catch from 45 feet again Friday before progressing to 60 feet Monday.

Profar added he will get another MRI on his shoulder soon.


Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar throwing from 45 feet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is throwing from 45 feet, according to assistant general manager Thad Levine. Still, Profar will not be full-go when spring training begins.

"We expect him to be full-go offensively and a little bit behind from a positional standpoint defensively with the expectation by the end of spring he should be a full-go," Levine said, per FOX Sports Southwest.


Rangers' Jurickson Profar to begin throwing program Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is set to begin his throwing program Monday, reports ESPN.com.

Profar missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn muscle in his right shoulder. Profar opted to rehab the shoulder instead of surgery.

"I just want to play," Profar said. "Last year was a terrible year. I don't know how I made it, but I did."

In 2013, Profar hit .234 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 286 at-bats. He said he anticipates it will be a struggle during the initial stages of his comeback.

"A lot of my teammates tell me it's hard to come back in the beginning," Profar said. "It's the big leagues so you have to prepare yourself, but I'm ready for anything."


Report: Brewers close to trading Yovani Gallardo to Rangers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) The Rangers are on the verge of acquiring pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers, sources told Fox Sports.

Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is not one of the players invloved in the trade, sources told MLB Network.

Gallardo, 28, will make $13 million in 2015. In 2014, he went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA over 192 1/3 innings.


Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar nearing throwing program


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is scheduled to start his throwing program the week of Jan. 19, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday. Profar, who is recovering from a torn teres major muscle which cost him his 2014 season, will start throwing from 45 feet before expanding.his distance.

Report: Rangers' Profar is progressing from shoulder surgery


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Sources indicated Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar recently underwent an MRI on his shoulder and it appears he is healing from a torn teres major muscle which cost him his 2014 season, reports The Dallas Morning News.

Profar is trying to add muscle around his shoulder blade and opting for rest instead of another shoulder procedure. The Rangers won’t let Profar begin throwing until spring training and are planning on having Profar open the season in the minors.


Daniels: Rangers won't trade Profar, not likely to make opening day roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said at the Winter Meetings on Thursday he has no plans to trade infielder Jurickson Profar, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

However, Daniels indicated Profar -- who missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury -- is not likely to make the opening day roster.

"Probably not. We're not keeping him as our utility guy," Daniels said.


Report: Teams asking Rangers about Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Rangers are receiving a lot of interest in their middle infielders, including Jurickson Profar, according to MLB.com. Many clubs are showing heavy interest in Rougned Odor, but the Rangers aren't shopping him.

The 21-year-old Profar missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury. However, he was considered the top propsect in baseball in 2013 by multiple outlets.

Odor didn't quite make it as high in the prospect rankings as Profar, but the 20-year-old infielder was considered a top-100 prospect in 2014 by Baseball America (No. 42) and MLB.com (No. 59). Odor hit .259 with seven triples, nine home runs, 14 doubles and 48 RBI in 114 games as a rookie last season.


Rangers' Jurickson Profar cleared to start throwing in January


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Rangers announced infielder Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing in January after undergoing an MRI and being re-evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister. The Rangers expect Profar to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Profar, who was considered the top prospect in baseball in 2013 by Baseball America and MLB.com, missed the entire 2014 season due to a shoulder injury. He hit .234 with six home runs, 11 doubles and 26 RBI in 85 games for Texas in 2013.


Rangers' Jurickson Profar at about 95 percent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is at about 95 percent, according to the Dallas Morning News

A shoulder injury limited Profar throughout the entire season. The team will give Profar three more weeks before re-evaluating him. The hope is that Profar will be cleared by January. He did not appear in the majors last season. 


Jurickson Profar to receive PRP injection Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is expected to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right shoulder on Friday, FOX Sports Southwest reports. Profar has been sidelined the entire season due to shoulder injuries and this setback has caused the team to shut him down for 2-3 months. He remains hopeful of being fully recovered in time for next season.

Jurickson Profar to be shut down for 2-3 months


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is expected to be shut down for two-to-three months, FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

Profar has been sidelined the entire season due to shoulder injuries, and he's expected to visit with multiple doctors this offseason in an attempt to get healed up before the beginning of the 2015 season.


Jurickson Profar's shoulder still not feeling right


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, who has spent all of 2014 rehabbing a torn muscle in the back of his armpit, won't play in the Arizona Fall League as hoped, according to the Dallas Morning News, and will instead visit with sports medicine specialists across the country to try and find a resolution to an injury that should have healed long ago.

"He's worked extremely hard, but he hasn't bounced back," general manager Jon Daniels said. "We need to get him right, so we are gathering additional opinions from a number of the best doctors out there. It's been a frustrating case."

Profar was named the top prospect according to Baseball America prior to 2013. His availability for the start of 2015 is at this point unknown.


Jurickson Profar scheduled for followup MRI Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is scheduled to undergo a followup MRI Thursday to determine how well his injured teres major muscle has healed, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Profar, who hasn't played this season due to the shoulder injury, could start swinging a bat if his exam goes well after throwing from 90 feet Wednesday. If he's cleared, he will increase his baseball activities in preparation for participating in the Arizona Fall League.


Jurickson Profar to begin a throwing program Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar will begin a throwing program Thursday, according to FoxSports.

Profar has missed the entire season with arm-related issues. He was initially expected back at some point in the season, but has experienced various setbacks along the way. 


Jurickson Profar cleared to start throwing program


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been cleared to begin a throwing program on Monday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A torn muscle in the back of his armpit prematurely ended his season, but he still is targeting to play in the Arizona Fall League this October.

Jurickson Profar's season ends, but aiming for Arizona Fall League


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar's season has come to a predictable end, as the torn muscle in the back of his armpit has failed to heal quickly enough to get him back on the field.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told the Dallas Morning News Profar will likely aim to play in the Arizona Fall League this October, but is done playing in official games this season. He will have an MRI done in two weeks to determine whether he can begin a throwing program, which would put him on schedule to  play in Arizona.