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Jurickson Profar Newsbeat

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Texas Rangers: Jon Daniels indicates Rangers would consider Jurickson Profar in the outfield, if needed | SportsDay

The primary options would be newcomer Justin Ruggiano along with Ryan Rua, the opening-day left fielder last season, and Patrick Kivlehan, acquired from Seattle in the Leonys Martin trade. Top prospects Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo could play their way into the equation.
So could Profar.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 26, 2016 at 09:08 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: jurickson profar, rangers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Profar claims he’s healthy after missing 2 years

Profar was able to play in just 12 Minor League games on medical rehabilitation assignment at the end of the season and another 20 in the Arizona Fall League. He was used exclusively at designated hitter, but Profar said the Fall League work was productive. He was 20-for-75 (.267) with two home runs and 20 RBIs in 20 games.

“Yeah, it was good to play again, to get the feeling, because I played against good pitchers,” Profar said. “It was great.”

Profar is on the big league roster, but the Rangers don’t see him making the team in Spring Training. They have Elvis Andrus at short, Rougned Odor at second and Hanser Alberto and veteran Pedro Ciriaco as the utility candidates.

The Rangers want Profar to begin the season playing everyday shortstop at Triple-A and regain lost time. He is fine with that after what he has been through.

“I just want to play,” Profar said. “Just want to play, and I know by playing it’s going to take care of itself. I know I can play baseball. ... So now that I’m healthy, everything is good and now everybody’s going to see it.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 21, 2016 at 11:28 AM | 0 comment(s)
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