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Ian Kinsler will be the Rangers’ second baseman, Jurickson Profar in the minors

Jan 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

There was a brief period in the early offseason when it was thought that perhaps prospect Jurickson Profar would be given the Rangers’ second base job, moving Ian Kinsler to first base.  But that’s out the window:

 

I’m assuming Profar’s ineffectiveness and forearm inflammation in winter ball put to rest any notion of giving him the second base job. If, indeed, that notion ever truly resided in Ron Washington’s head. Kid is still 19 years-old, after all.

Profar, it would seem, will start the season in Triple-A, where he has yet to play. He hit .281/.368/.452 in a full season in the Texas League last year which is pretty astounding for a guy his age. But really, nothing will be harmed and much could be gained by giving him some more time in the minors.

  1. hushbrother - Jan 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Some Rangers fan should start a thing where every time Profar hits a home run, they blow into a ram’s horn.

    • shawnuel - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      Profar’s Shofar!

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