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ARLINGTON, Texas Jurickson Profar and Leonys Martin spent a couple of days at Rangers Ballpark this week as part of the club's hitting camp for some of the organization's young stars.
They are hoping it's a sign of what's to come this year as both players are looking to make an impact with Texas.
Profar and Martin were at the ballpark along with Engel Beltre and Jorge Alfaro Wednesday. Mike Olt also participated in the camp earlier in the week.
Profar, 19, the organization's top prospect, has had an interesting offseason. He went from having a chance to being the club's everyday second baseman this spring to a likely candidate for Round Rock's Triple A roster when the club decided to keep Ian Kinsler at second base.
Profar, who has never played at Triple A, understands.
"If it's like that I just have to go there and play," said Profar, who was also slowed by a sore forearm this winter but feels good now. "That's it. There...
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The Texas Rangers avoided arbitration with outfielder David
Murphy yesterday, as the two sides agreed to a one-year, $5.775 million
contract for the 2013 season. However, assistant general manager Thad Levine
told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the two sides have explored the possibility of
a multi-year extension.
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