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Jurickson Profar shut down after aggravating shoulder injury

May 22, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

Jurickson Profar AP AP

If the Prince Fielder injury wasn’t bad enough news for Rangers fans, get a load of this.

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers manager Jon Daniels said during today’s conference call that infielder Jurickson Profar has been shut down after he aggravated the teres major muscle in his right shoulder. Yep, that’s a gut punch.

Profar was expected to take over as the starting second baseman following the Ian Kinsler trade, but he injured his shoulder late in spring training. The 21-year-old was just getting back into action in recent weeks, but he apparently tweaked his shoulder while “rolling over in bed.” Seriously.

Profar won’t have surgery, but the expectation is that he’ll miss another 8-12 weeks. In other words, he might not be ready to join the Rangers until around September. Quite a year for the Rangers. On the bright side, their beat reporters are becoming experts in medical jargon.

  1. chill1184 - May 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Yikes, tough break for Profar I really wanted to see how he would do in his first full season.

  2. Old Gator - May 22, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Dear Buddha, what a season for injuries this has already been. Why doesn’t Yellowstone just erupt already and get it over with?

  3. musketmaniac - May 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Buddha??? I thought Jesus Christ had a partnership with baseball, at least that’s what these idiot Christians want you to believe.

    • jerze2387 - May 22, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      You saying Jesus Christ cant hit a curveball?

  4. thetxhammer - May 22, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Christians are “idiots” why?

    You’re a tough guy slinging insults on the internet.

  5. dhar77 - May 22, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Well that escalated quickly

  6. echech88 - May 22, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Clearly The Lord was not thrilled with how you all booed Josh Hamilton in Arlington last year.

  7. musketmaniac - May 22, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    touchy

  8. rhett16 - May 22, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    I beginning to think this may not be the Rangers’ year…

  9. randygnyc - May 22, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Idiot Jews?
    Idiot Muslims, blacks, gays?
    See how none of that works?
    I think you need a timeout.

  10. spytdi - May 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Where’s Jobu when you need him?

  11. freddsox - May 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Jesus played with brothers Matty and Felipe in the same outfield and gained some notoriety but Satan has won a Stanley Cup

  12. miketreedy - May 22, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Time to waive the white flag Rangers.

  13. phillysports1 - May 23, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Tigers made a bold move this past offseason. Very bold !

  14. timmmah10 - May 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    If I’m a Texas Ranger, I’m getting Aflac.

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