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Rangers worried about Jurickson Profar’s shoulder

Feb 18, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

Jurickson Profar AP

Last week Jurickson Profar arrived at Rangers camp with a sore shoulder, which was diagnosed as mild tendinitis.

As of yesterday he was cleared to resume baseball activities, but now the Rangers have scrapped those plans and Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Profar won’t resume throwing for at least a week and also hasn’t been cleared to swing a bat.

General manager Jon Daniels told Andro that “there’s not much room for another setback to get ready for Opening Day.”

That might be more “worried GM” than “medical staff’s opinion” but either way it’s not a great thing to be hearing in mid-February considering how important the 20-year-old is to the Rangers’ plans this season following the departure of Ian Kinsler.

  1. spudchukar - Feb 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Kozma for Bonilla?

  2. proudlycanadian - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Drew?

  3. nymets4ever - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    This guy is so Overrated it’s not even funny

    • js20011041 - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      He hasn’t played much yet. Why don’t we let him prove his worth before we start declaring him overrated.

      • nymets4ever - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        So inability to stay on the field shouldn’t count in evaluating a prospect?

      • paperlions - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM

        He’s never been hurt before. He doesn’t turn 21 until Thursday….and he’s overrated?

        You’re an idiot. Most 21 yr olds are in A ball, A+ ball or college.

      • asimonetti88 - Feb 18, 2014 at 3:17 PM

        This guy was probably saying the same thing about Mike Trout after his first stint in the majors. Profar doesn’t even turn 21 until this week, fact of the matter is most 20 year olds don’t typically play at the MLB level, and very rarely are impact players even when they do.

    • spudchukar - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      Yeah, he’s no Tejada!

      • nymets4ever - Feb 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

        Tejada’s actually put together a really nice full season in the big leagues. Meanwhile all we know about Profar is what the prospect hawks say he “can” do “one day.” U mad?

      • spudchukar - Feb 18, 2014 at 1:23 PM

        In 4 seasons in the Bigs, Tejada has an 80 OPS+ average, allows a -4 runs defensively, accumulates an average of 3 steals, and a HR every other year.

        What a star!. He is in the conversation for the Worst player in MLB.

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      I assume that nymets4ever is calling itself “Overrated”. That is the only logical interpretation of the comment.

    • gibbyfan - Feb 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      Over rated?? You either must be kidding or have no idea about what your talking about –This kid is the personification of potential and a lot of teams would love to have him….

      • 78mu - Feb 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

        He thinks Trout is over rated.

        Two seasons in the bigs and he hasn’t even won a single MVP award.

        If Profur is so good he’d have won a couple of MVPs, Gold Gloves, a few Rookie of the Year awards, maybe a CY Young or two.

        Maybe then no one will call him over rated.

    • bshook87 - Feb 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      While nobody can see the future, Profar was the consensus #1 prospect last year. Unless all the analysis was completely off, he’s going to be pretty good. I take about 30 trips a year to the ballpark myself, he’s going to be a good player with a lot of tools. Guarantee you he’ll have better war numbers over his career than whatever Tejada is limping to the barn with these days.

  4. thetxhammer - Feb 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Wow, I guess I missed some of the 2014 season where he already sat out on the DL.

    I agree some of the hype is over the top, but how can you say he’s overrated after a season of platooning and an offseason injury?

  5. cackalackyank - Feb 18, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Let me add my voice to that of PC and point out that they can hedge their bets real easily by signing Drew. If Profar is healthy later in the year, they could always flip Drew at the deadline to another contender for prospects.

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