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Rangers' Jurickson Profar will get an MRI on Tuesday

By on 4/28/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday by the score of 6-5 after building a 5-1 lead. Alexi Ogando gave up what proved to be the game-winning three-run home run to Kyle Seager in the eighth. The Rangers still lead the American League West with a record of 15-10. On the injury front, second baseman Jurickson Profar could start swinging a bat, depending the outcome of an MRI tomorrow.

Jeff Wilson, who covers the Rangers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, tweeted the following on Profar's status.
The Rangers had penciled in the 21-year old  Profar as the starting second baseman to open the season. But he struggled this spring with a shoulder injury. An MRI on March 23 revealed Profar had a torn shoulder muscle and would miss up to three months.

Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy are splitting time at second base in Profar's absence. Wilson, who also plays shortstop and third base, is batting .277 with six RBI in 17 games. Murphy, who also plays third base, is batting .232 with a home run and seven RBI in 20 games.

Profar was drafted by the Rangers as an amateur free 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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