Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/24/13
It's not a bad idea for the Rangers to try Jurickson Profar in the outfield, particularly when he isn't going to play much behind Ian Kinsler at second and Elvis Andrus at short. Frankly, the Rangers could use another outfielder, particularly one who is a switch-hitter with promise. Left fielder David Murphy is batting .224 with a .663 OPS. Designated hitter Lance Berkman is batting .217 with a .628 OPS since May 12. And, while it's probably a longshot, right fielder Nelson Cruz could face a suspension in the Biogenesis scandal. Still, as Profar prepares for his outfield debut by working daily with Rangers coach Gary Pettis, you wonder where this is all going. The Rangers are asking Profar to learn a new position without the benefit of spring training - and adjust to major-league pitching at the same time. What if he falters? What if his trade value diminishes? Profar, 20, has been hyped as the next big thing, but at 180 pounds he lacks the physical tools of Mike Trout, Bryce ...
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