ARLINGTON, Texas Monday Jurickson Profar debuted as the youngest designated hitter in Texas Rangers history.
Soon enough he could have another spot in the lineup as an outfielder.
Profar, who said hes never played outfield in his life, worked with outfielder coach Gary Pettis Monday as he continues to try and expand his utility role.
Texas manager Ron Washington said it would take more than a few days for Profar to get the hang of the outfield but wouldnt be surprised if in seven to 10 days he would be a functional outfielder, with left field as his likely destination.
Garys good but hes not going to turn him into an outfielder in two or three days, Washington said. Were going to make sure he gets all kinds of work and when he (Pettis) thinks hes ready and the opportunity presents itself, well put him out there. Right now Pros still got to do his work in other places and do work in the outfield too. About a week, 10 days or something like that, if he gets comfortable out there,...