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Rangers' Jurickson Profar cleared to throw

By on 2/17/2014 05:00:00 PM

The Texas Rangers have penciled in 20-year old Jurickson Profar as the starting second baseman to open the season. But he entered training camp last week with tendinitis in his right shoulder. His work so far has been limited to conditioning work. The good news is that Profar has now been cleared to begin throwing.

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Anthony Andro, sportswriter for, tweeted the following on Profar's status

With Profar scheduled to DH, expect Adam Rosales, listed as backup at second base, shortstop and third base, to start in Profar's place.  Rosales batted .190 with five home runs and 12 RBI, in 68 games last season.  As long as there are no setbacks with Profar, he should be the starting second baseman on opening day.

Profar was drafted by the Rangers as an amateur free agent at the age of 16, in 2009.  He made his Major League debut on September 2, 2012 and went 2-for-4 with a home run.  Last season, Profar played in 85 games and had a .234 batting average with six home runs and 26 RBI.


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