Sources: During offseason, TEX/SD had talks about a deal built around Norris/Cashner/Profar, but concerns about Cashner's arm scuttled that.
Sports Day "The Texas Rangers are willing to again look at the possibility of prized middle infielder Jurickson Profar playing the outfield if a need arises, general manager Jon Daniels indicated during Fan Fest on Saturday. Daniels was asked the club's options should Josh Hamilton, who goes to spring..." January 26
Hardball Talk "Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Rangers have been drawing interest in infielder Jurickson Profar, but they prefer to hold on to him at the moment. Profar, 22, was rated the #1 overall prospect in baseball heading into the 2013 season according to both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus...." December 21
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels understands the interest other clubs have shown in infielder Jurickson Profar and, to a lesser extent, center fielder Leonys Martin. “He’s the guy we would ask about,” Daniels said of Profar. “He looks really good and feels really good.” The Rangers..." November 11
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jurickson Profar looked like a ballplayer Thursday morning before his Arizona Fall League debut, or a hitter at least. “Almost a ballplayer,” he said at Salt River Fields, the temporary home of the Surprise Saguaros. Despite his best lobbying, Profar will serve only as a designated hitter..." October 22
Dallas Morning News "Jurickson Profar will not play in the major leagues this season. After watching two weeks worth of at-bats in the minor leagues on a rehab assignment that was designed as an attempt to get him ready to help the Rangers down the stretch, team officials decided the injury-prone prospect could not..." September 09
Saw Rangers Jurickson Profar at Frisco game. Shoulder feels good. Playing catch out to 60 feet.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The chances of seeing Jurickson Profar play for the Texas Rangers this season will likely be wiped away Monday after the infielder undergoes surgery on his troublesome right shoulder. The infielder missed all of last season because of three separate tears of the teres major muscle on the back..." February 19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "General manager Jon Daniels said that the medical reports on Jurickson Profar continue to be encouraging, but the infielder is headed toward opening the season in the minor leagues. Daniels admitted that the Rangers were too aggressive last year with the rehab of Profar’s injury, a torn teres..." December 13
The Score "Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar's ailing shoulder still isn't completely healed, but general manager Jon Daniels remains optimistic he'll be ready to resume baseball activities within the next few months, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Profar missed the entire 2014..." October 30
Fox Sports Southwest "The Texas Rangers are going down a similar path to one they've taken with infielder Jurickson Profar before. They are just hoping for better results this time. Profar, who has missed the entire season with tear in his teres muscle in his right shoulder, will be shut down for approximately..." September 23
Dallas Morning News "Infielder Jurickson Profar acknowledged the obvious on Tuesday: He will likely lose the season to a pair of torn muscles in the area under his right arm. Profar was in the Rangers clubhouse for the first time since the club announced during the recent road trip that he’d suffered a recurrence..." June 03
Jurickson Profar has reinjured his shoulder and has been shut down. He saw Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday, and the muscle is strained again.
Hardball Talk "On the 60-day disabled list with a torn shoulder muscle, Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has been cleared to swing a bat and is expected to resume a throwing program next week. However, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas there’s still no official timetable for Profar’s return...." April 30
Hardball Talk "Jurickson Profar still hasn’t been cleared to play defense because of a shoulder injury and now the Rangers infielder has another problem to deal with: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that he had four wisdom teeth removed today and is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 days. Profar was already..." March 13
ESPN "The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with 12 players on Wednesday, meaning they have signed or agreed to terms with all 41 players on the major league roster. Here are the 12 that signed today: OF Alex Castellanos: $502,000 C Robinson Chirinos: $502,232 RHP Pedro Figueroa: $502,163 RHP..." February 26
Jurickson Profar has been cleared to resume swinging the bat. Geovany Soto going to Texas today to have Achilles examined. #Rangers
MLB.com "Infielder Jurickson’s Profar’s right shoulder is still bothering him and the Rangers are going to cut back on his wor. Profar won’t throw for another week and he has been told to stop taking batting practice. The Rangers are anxious to get this problem solved and get Profar back out on the field..." February 18
Rangers Jurickson Profar cleared to start throwing program. Will take 2-3 weeks. Still to DH to open spring games.
#Rangers INF Jurickson Profar has some shoulder tendinitis. Can do everything but throw. Limited early in spring.
MLB.com "Infielder Jurickson Profar is dealing with tendinitis in his right shoulder and will be behind the rest of the infielders when Spring Training starts. He’ll need at least a week to get back to a throwing program. Rangers still expect him to be their starting second baseman. General manager Jon..." February 12
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If his rookie season was about learning, the lesson on tact apparently has sunk into the young mind of Jurickson Profar. Asked Tuesday about his reaction to the trade that sent Ian Kinsler to Detroit and created an infield spot for Profar to take, the soon-to-be-21-year-old talked about his..." January 23
Dallas Morning News "If the Rangers sneak into the American League playoffs by one win they can point to the moment when manager Ron Washington remembered rookie Jurickson Profar was still around. Profar led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit homer that gave the Rangers a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels at..." September 27
Fox Sports Southwest "On Monday, Jurickson Profar became the youngest designated hitter in Texas Rangers history. Soon enough the 20-year-old could have another spot in the lineup — as an outfielder. Profar, who said he never has played outfield in his life, worked with outfielder coach Gary Pettis on Monday as..." June 18
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Profar plan is to make him a functional left fielder. Seven to 10 days is a guess on timeline.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ian Kinsler won’t be on the disabled list forever, and maybe even only a couple more weeks. His team, the first-place Texas Rangers, will need to clear a roster spot to get him back on the active roster, and the short straw would appear to be held by the player holding down his spot at second..." June 04
Dallas Morning News "What do you think will happen with Profar over next two years ? Evan Grant: I still think he will be traded. The Rangers are deep in the middle infield. They have a looming issue in the outfield. To me, it makes more sense to trade Profar in a package for an established outfielder (Giancarlo..." May 22
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jurickson Profar wasn’t recalled from Triple A Round Rock on Sunday to rescue the Texas Rangers, and the early indications are that he will be in the big leagues only until June 1. But he will be in the starting lineup Monday night against Oakland in place of second baseman Ian Kinsler, who was..." May 20
The Oklahoman "Round Rock shortstop Jurickson Profar, the top-rated prospect in the minor leagues, was once viewed as a cornerstone player for the Texas Rangers. But with the Rangers having signed middle infielders Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler to long-term deals, there's speculation Profar might be a key part..." May 03
CBS Sports "For weeks, you've heard whispers and speculation about a potential blockbuster trade involving Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar and Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras -- the two most highly regarded farmhands in all of baseball. While each player profiles as a future star and each would..." May 03
MLB.com "The next time the Rangers sign a shortstop to a long-term deal, Jurickson Profar hopes it's him. The Rangers announced an eight-year, $120 million contract extension for Elvis Andrus on Thursday. Profar, the No. 1 prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, is happy for his fellow shortstop and..." May 03
Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers told rookie Leury Garcia on Tuesday that he will be on the opening-day roster as the utility infielder. The move also means that highly touted middle infielder Jurickson Profar will open the season with Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers want Profar to play daily for the sake..." March 26
Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers expect young players to be a big part of the team’s success or failure in 2013. A look at the development: Before the game against Arizona, Rangers manager Ron Washington gushed about middle-infield prospect Jurickson Profar. “The kid is in the game,” Washington said. “He..." March 03