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Rangers Jurickson Profar cleared to start throwing program. Will take 2-3 weeks. Still to DH to open spring games.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.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) February 17, 2014
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.