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Jurickson Profar has been ruled out for the season

Aug 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

Jurickson Profar AP

This was supposed to be Jurickson Profar‘s breakout season and his presence played a part in the Rangers’ willingness to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler, but instead the 21-year-old former top prospect is going to end up missing the entire season.

Profar held his own as a 20-year-old rookie last season, but shoulder problems sidelined him during spring training and he never got healthy, eventually undergoing surgery. Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that he’s been ruled out for the remainder of the season and isn’t even scheduled to begin a throwing program until mid-August at the earliest.

If all goes well the Rangers plan for Profar to recoup some of the at-bats he missed by playing instructional league ball in October, followed by winter ball. And hopefully he’ll be at full strength in spring training.

Just one of many reasons why 2014 has been a mess for the Rangers.

  1. beefytrout - Aug 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Rougned Odor @ 20 > Jurickson Profar @ 20

  2. bronco58lb - Aug 1, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Is Profar eligible for the Arizona Fall League?

    • jwbiii - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      Not according tho the rules here:

      http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/winterleagues/about/?league=119&id=player_elig

      Maybe the Rangers can petition for a player who misses the entire season.

  3. yahmule - Aug 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Again? I thought they shut him down already.

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