Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/20/13
When the season began many people expected that top prospect Jurickson Profar would make the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster. Texas instead opted to send their young superstar to Triple-A Round Rock and this would allow him to enhance his skills as a player. There would be an opportunity for him to join the team if a player was injured during the season. That chance has come up with the injury to the Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler. Kinsler has an intercostal strain, this is the same injury that that forced David Wright out of the World Baseball Classic. The Rangers believe that the injury is minor, but they don’t want it to get worse. So, with Kinsler going on DL, this is a great way for Profar to show everyone why he is rated as the top prospect in all of baseball. This injury hurts like a two-edged sword for the Rangers. They will miss the production that Kinsler was providing for them season, but this also allows them to see what kind of player they have in Profar. Texas has...
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