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Jurickson Profar Newsbeat

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Jurickson Profar needs four games a week for long-term stay with Texas Rangers | The Star-Telegram

When you play well, the manager will usually find a way to get you in the lineup.

“In Jurickson’s case, I think the concern and need with him is the everyday process,” Banister said. “When you haven’t played every day for two years, getting the body back up to speed to play every day and continue to play every day, we need to make sure we monitor that.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 02, 2016 at 09:05 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: jurickson profar, rangers

Friday, April 22, 2016

Texas Rangers: Grant: How will Jurickson Profar situation play out? I see two scenarios | SportsDay

How much trade value does Profar have at this point?

Question: How has Profar been playing in the minors? With the way Elvis and Odor are playing, do you you think we’ll see Profar before September?
Evan Grant: He enters Thursday hitting .293 with a .412 OBP. I’ve heard from some evaluators that there is still some concern about his arm strength, but ain’t nothing wrong with the bat. My gut tells me this: Either Profar will be part of a big trade for a starting pitcher this summer or, over the winter, the Rangers will pursue a deal with the New York Yankees that would send Andrus there and create a spot for Profar. I don’t see him playing a significant role on the 2016 big league team.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2016 at 09:15 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: jurickson profar, rangers

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Texas Rangers: Jon Daniels: How Josh Hamilton and Ian Desmond will co-exist if and when Hamilton is healthy | SportsDay

Will Hamilton really contribute much this season? I’m not feeling it.

I hope Ian’s playing well and come May, Josh is healthy and ready to roll. Even before the last few weeks where Josh’s knee acted up again, internally we were all discussing what is the right number of games for Josh and I don’t think anyone felt like it was 150. At 34, going to be 35, he’s had multiple knee surgeries, he’s 240-plus pounds, a big man on a knee that’s had some issues.

Even before the last few weeks, all off-season we’ve been of the mindset that we were going to have to monitor his playing time. What we’ve talked to Josh about is let’s really focus on getting healthy. If you’re healthy and you come back and you’re playing the way you’re capable of playing, I’m very confident we’ll sort it out. I’m very confident that we’ll find spots where Josh can play and contribute to the club and at the same time still protect his body.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 02, 2016 at 06:47 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ian desmond, jon daniels, josh hamilton, jurickson profar, rangers, royals

 

 

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