Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 2 months ago

Profar is expected to miss the 2015 season after getting a torn labrum repaired Monday, though it's possible he makes a late season return, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Profar had been making progress in his recovery before suffering his latest setback, and it was a big one. The 22-year-old shortstop missed all of 2014 due to a shoulder injury, and it appears the same may be on tap for 2015. Profar was considered one of baseball's top prospects before the injury, but the level of production he will return to when healthy is unclear at this point.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 2 months ago

Profar will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Monday in Arlington, MLB.com reports.The former top prospect seemed to be making steady progress in his recovery from his latest shoulder setback, recently extending his throwing out to 105 feet with no major discomfort. However, an MRI showed increase strain on the subscapularis muscle in his right shoulder, which will necessitate another surgery. A timetable for the 21-year-old's recovery will not be determined until the extent of the surgery is known. The shoulder issues are extremely troubling at this point, and until more information becomes available, Profar should probably be left alone in re-draft leagues.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) is now playing catch and taking dry swings, FOX Sports Southwest reports. "He's on schedule," GM Jon Daniels said Monday. "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."Profar has been steadily increasing his throwing distance in the three weeks since he started his program, and it sounds like the shoulder has held up well to this point. He is also now taking dry swings, meaning he's not actually hitting baseballs, but it's progress nonetheless. The Rangers will continue to send him for an MRI every three weeks or so, as they look to avoid any more setbacks with the troublesome shoulder. The 21-year-old Profar has torn the same muscle in his shoulder twice already in his career and is not expected to break camp with the major league club.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) will begin taking dry swings right-handed and throwing from 75 feet next week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers, wanting to monitor Profar's progress closely, ordered another MRI on the 21-year-old's troublesome shoulder this week and everything checked out OK. Thus, Profar will be allowed to increase his activity and throwing distance next week, but he has a long way to go in his recovery and GM Jon Daniels has already said that he does not expect Profar to be ready to start the season. Rougned Odor is penciled in to open the year as the starting second baseman.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar is expected to play catch from 60 feet out Monday before undergoing an MRI on his injured shoulder, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

Profar played catch Tuesday at 45 feet, marking his first time throwing this offseason, and will do so again Friday before extending his toss out to 60 feet. The Rangers will then send Profar for an MRI, as they understandably want to keep close tabs on his progress after the 21-year-old's entire 2014 season was lost due to the injury. GM Jon Daniels has already said that he does not expect Profar to make the Opening Day roster.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) threw for the first time this offseason on Tuesday, at 45 feet, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

It seems as though all went well for Profar, which is a good sign, and he should continue to gradually increase his throwing distance. At this point it seems as though he'll miss parts, if not all, of spring training, which could effect his timetable for a return to the majors, but any progress is still encouraging.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 4 months ago

Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Profar will first throw from 45 feet beginning Jan. 19, gradually increasing his distance in the weeks that follow. The Rangers will likely proceed cautiously with the 21-year-old, who has already torn the same muscle in his right shoulder on two separate occasions during his young career. His status for Opening Day remains up in the air at this point, but the Rangers should have a better idea for his timeline once spring training gets going.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 4 months ago

Profar (shoulder) will begin a throwing program in January and feels confident that a strength program focusing on his troublesome shoulder will keep him on the field in 2015, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Profar is all but guaranteed a return trip to the minors for the start of the season with Elvis Andrus and Roughned Odor on board, but getting Profar back on the field and playing is the first step in returning him to the form that made his one of the top prospects in baseball two years ago.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 5 months ago

GM Jon Daniels does not expect Profar (shoulder) to make the Opening Day roster at this time, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Profar could get a chance to compete for a roster spot during spring training, but it's unclear when he will be ready for his spring debut, and the Rangers want him to get in regular at-bats after sitting out all of last season. With both Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor on the big league roster, Profar's best chance of doing that will come at the Triple-A level.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 5 months ago

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said Profar (shoulder) will not be a full-go in spring training, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

The Rangers will step in and limit Profar's activity during the spring, because, as Daniels said, they want him at "110 percent" to begin the regular season. Profar is expected to be ready to begin the year after missing the entire 2014 campaign with shoulder issues, but the 21-year-old's progression through his throwing program will ultimately determine his availability.