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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Profar (shoulder) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, MLB.com reports.

The 21-year-old missed the entire 2014 season due to shoulder troubles, but an MRI in late October was "95 percent clean," according to GM Jon Daniels, and a follow-up MRI on Tuesday showed continued progression. The expectation is that Profar will start up with his throwing program in January, and if he continues without a setback -- which is certainly not a given considering he experienced a slew of them last season -- Profar should be able to make a strong bid to reclaim the starting second base job in spring training.

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Profar will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection for his shoulder Friday, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.

The Rangers are hoping the injection will help clear up some of the soreness Profar has been experiencing with his problematic shoulder. If the shot fails to deliver its desired effect, Profar could be shut down for multiple months in an attempt to aid his recovery.

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Rangers GM Jon Daniels said Tuesday that Profar is dealing with instability of his right shoulder, and will undergo an MRI for further clarity on the matter, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Daniels suspects Profar might be shut down for a two-to-three months as a result.

After his entire 2014 campaign was wiped out due to a torn muscle in his shoulder, Profar was on track to pick up some at-bats in the Arizona Fall League and return at full health for 2015, but that plan looks dicey at the moment. Though the Rangers will wait and see what the MRI reveals, Profar will almost certainly be held out of the AFL, and his participation for the early part of spring training remains something of a question mark as well. Through all his injury woes, Profar will only be 21 years old at the start of next season, but the ceiling for the former top-tier prospect seems to have been lowered considerably since 2012.

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Profar is experiencing additional shoulder soreness, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Profar saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Friday, and is currently awaiting diagnosis on this new development. After missing the entire 2014 season with the shoulder issue, the Rangers had hoped he'd be able to play in the Arizona Fall League, but this is no longer the case according to MLB.com. The hope is that the latest setback isn't serious, and that he'll still be able to take the field during winter ball.