Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 12 Hrs
Jurickson Profar, in the DH spot once again, went 1-for-4 with a home run on Monday against the Reds.
Profar hit a solo home run off of Homer Bailey in the third inning, his second of the spring. The Rangers hope to have Profar start at second base soon, but are playing it safe as their top prospect has been dealing with a shoulder problem.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 2 Days
Jurickson Profar (shoulder) could begin playing the field next week.
Profar, who has been limited to designated hitter duty, fielded grounders and made some throws from second base prior to Sunday's game. The Rangers want to see him make more difficult throws before allowing him to play second in a game. "That's the estimate we're looking at," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said of getting Profar on the field next week. "There are things we want to see him do first, which is making those out-of-the-ordinary plays."
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 3 Days
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 and plated the Rangers lone run in Friday's Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.
Profar, getting the start at designated hitter, singled home a run off Brandon League in the seventh inning to provide the Rangers only offense of the day. While he's a tremendous prospect, fantasy owners should certainly temper their expectations for his overall production this year.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Days
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is expected to play defense in a game "sometime after the middle of the month."
There's nothing wrong with Profar's bat, as he went 2-for-4 with a grand slam as the designated hitter Thursday. However, he still needs to gain some arm strength as he works his way back from a bout of shoulder tendinitis. "He's throwing in drills now and he's up to 100-something feet so once we can get him out there to 190 feet where he can throw and keep the ball with some velocity on it, we'll get him out there," Washington said. "At least, he's throwing in the drills now and that's a good thing."
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 4 Days
Jurickson Profar finished Thursday's game against the Padres 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.
Profar hit a grand slam against Dennis O'Grady in the sixth inning, the big hit in the Rangers' six-run outburst. Profar is taking over for Ian Kinsler at second base and is hitting .364 in the Cactus League thus far.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 7 Days
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-2 with two RBI Monday against the Indians.
Profar singled and drove in a run in the sixth and pushed another run across with a ground out in the eighth. He looks fine after dealing with a shoulder injury recently. Profar, one of the game's top prospects, will be playing every day at second base for the Rangers.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 9 Days
Jurickson Profar (shoulder) isn't ready to play in Cactus League games yet.
Profar has continued to progress, as he was cleared to throw to bases on Saturday. However, he's already had one setback with his shoulder tendinitis and the Rangers don't want to push him too hard too fast. The talented youngster can't afford another setback if he wants to be ready for Opening Day.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 13 Days
Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has resumed throwing.
Profar showed up to camp with shoulder tendinitis and was shut down last week after having a setback, but he's now able to hit and throw. The Rangers will surely take it easy with the talented youngster, but he should still have enough time to get ready for Opening Day if he can avoid any further setbacks.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 15 Days
Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will try to resume throwing this week.
Profar showed up to Rangers camp with tendinitis in his right shoulder and had to be shut down from throwing last week after experiencing renewed discomfort. He has already been cleared for hitting, which is a good sign. The dynamic youngster is expected to open the 2014 regular season as the Rangers' starting second baseman.
Jurickson Profar 2B/SS TEX 18 Days
Jurickson Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to resume swinging a bat.
Good news. Profar showed up to camp with some tendinitis in his right shoulder and had to be shut down again earlier this week from hitting and throwing due to continued discomfort. However, it appears the young infielder is making strides. He can't afford another setback if he wants to be ready for Opening Day, so hopefully he'll continue progressing in the right direction.