Posted September 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jurickson Profar, the youngest player in the major leagues, homered in his first career at-bat for the Texas Rangers. The 19-year-old hit a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland Indians starter Zach McAllister an estimated 388 feet over the right-field wall in the third inning on Sunday. Profar became a surprise starter at second base when Ian Kinsler came up with a stiff back before the game. Profar is the first player born in 1993 to play in a major league game. He hit .281 with 14 homers and 62 RBI at Double-A Frisco. He homered in the Futures Game in July in Kansas City during All-Star week. Profar is the third-youngest player in Rangers history behind pitchers David Clyde and Wilson Alvarez.
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