Once again, the Rangers will head into a new season with an uncertain future with infielder Jurickson Profar. The 24-year-old, a former top prospect, is now out of options and must either be included on the Rangers’ 25-man roster or be exposed to outright waivers, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan and Jamal Collier report. Profar missed the 2014-15 seasons with a shoulder injury and has not produced at the major league level since, putting up a .632 OPS in 377 plate appearances spanning 117 games in the two years since. He did perform well at Triple-A Round Rock, however, hitting .287/.383./.428 in 383 trips to the plate. The Rangers are spoken for in the infield, with Adrian Beltre at third base, Elvis Andrus at shortstop, and Rougned Odor at second base. However, Beltre will turn 39 years old in April and is in the final year of his contract.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels: “We’re not necessarily looking to move Jurickson [Profar].”
Hardball Talk | Nov 15