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Jurickson Profar doesn’t expect to play this season

Jun 3, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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The bad news keeps rolling in for the Rangers.

Jurickson Profar was in Texas’ clubhouse before Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Orioles and acknowledged to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the recent re-aggravation of his teres major muscle strain will likely prevent him from appearing in a big league game this season.

“If I have to lose the year, that’s alright,” said the talented 21-year-old infielder. “I want to get better.”

Profar was expected to open the 2014 season as the Rangers’ starting second baseman — effectively replacing Ian Kinsler — but he began experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder in late March and hit the 60-day disabled list on April 12.

Profar was making progress on his rehab for much of May — even appearing in games at extended spring training — but he re-strained the shoulder muscle on May 22 and is now shut down indefinitely.

  1. chill1184 - Jun 3, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Tough break for Profar

  2. mikhelb - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Similar to Michael Pineda (NYY) who was placed on the 60 day DL today.

  3. fordman84 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Rangers are snake bitten, can’t touch anything without it souring. Season has been over for a month and it’s just June 4th.

  4. coryfor3 - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Wow- nice quote. He sounds pretty broken up to have to miss the year.

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