Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/20/13
He’s back. Ballyhooed prospect Jurickson Profar has been recalled from Triple A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler has hit the DL with a rib injury necessitating Profar’s summons to Arlington. There are very few prospects in the minor leagues that generates as much discussion as the Curacao native, Profar. Only 20-years old, Profar got his first taste of MLB action last year but he did not make the Opening Day roster with Texas in 2013. He was sent for more seasoning as the Rangers decided to take more time to figure out the best use of their middle infield assets moving forward. The big news in Spring Training was that incumbent Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was given an 8-year/$120MM deal insuring his likely presence in Texas into the next decade. Meanwhile Kinsler is signed through 2018 himself creating a logjam with Profar looming as someone who can’t be denied a spot forever. Scenarios were bandied about at length. “Trade Kinsler”, “move Kinsler to 1B”, an...
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