Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 18 Days

Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

This is just one step of many for Profar, but it represents the first positive news out of his camp for quite some time. If all goes as planned, he'll take the field during the Arizona Fall League shortly after the conclusion of the MLB regular season.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 3 Months

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) doesn't expect to play for the Rangers this season.

Profar was shut down indefinitely in late May after aggravating the teres major muscle strain in his right shoulder. "If I have to lose the year, that's alright," he told reporters Tuesday. "I want to get better." He should be dropped in redraft fantasy leagues but remains a solid stash in keeper formats.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 3 Months

Jurickson Profar has been shut down after aggravating the teres major muscle in his right shoulder.

The hits just keep on coming for the Rangers. Profar, who recently started playing in extended spring training games, believes he tweaked the shoulder rolling over in bed. He's now dealing with a Grade 2 and will likely miss 8-12 more weeks. Even if all goes well, he won't contribute until very late in the season.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will serve as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Monday.

It will be his first game action since going down with a torn right shoulder muscle in March. Profar has been doing some throwing, but it's unclear when the Rangers will allow him to play defense. The young infielder is shooting to rejoin the big club in early June.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels expects Jurickson Profar (shoulder) to head to Arizona next week to continue his rehab.

Profar took batting practice on the field for the first time earlier this week and should begin playing in extended spring training games once he gets to Arizona. Barring any setbacks, it looks like a return in the early part of June is possible.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will take batting practice on the field Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since going down with a torn right shoulder muscle in March. The young infielder will then throw from 60 feet Wednesday, which is also a first since his injury. Profar is looking at an early June return as long as he can avoid a setback.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to swing a bat.

He'll also begin a throwing program next week. Profar was given clearance for both activities after an MRI Tuesday came back clean. He still has a long ways to go, but it's looking like he has a shot to return in early June as the Rangers had hoped.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Jurickson Profar (shoulder) could be cleared to swing a bat if an MRI Tuesday comes back clean.

Working his way back from a torn right shoulder muscle, Profar has done some fielding drills but has yet to pick up the stick. The Rangers are hoping to get the stud second baseman back in early June, though that's not a firm timetable.

Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Months

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview Sunday that the first week of June is a realistic return date for Jurickson Profar (shoulder).

It would be on the short end of the projected 10-12 week timetable that was given when it was announced that Profar had a torn right shoulder muscle. Daniels did note that they would certainly make sure the infielder is 100 percent before he's activated, so it's just a rough timeline.

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Rangers transferred INF Jurickson Profar to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done merely as a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Hector Noesi. Profar isn't expected to return to the Rangers lineup until late June.