Jeff Wilson, who covers the Rangers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, tweeted the following on Profar's status.
Jurickson Profar to have MRI on Tuesday as checkup on torn right shoulder muscle. If MRI is clean, he could start swinging a bat. #RangersThe 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.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) April 27, 2014
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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