Rangers at Rays game preview

Despite injuries to key contributors, the Texas Rangers are off to a solid start. They'll look for a third consecutive victory Friday night when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays. After opening with a 14-10 loss to Philadelphia, Texas (2-1) recorded a pair of ninth-inning, walk-off victories to conclude the wild interleague series. Shin-Soo Choo capped a three-run ninth with a bases...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Young returns to watch Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young was back at Globe Life Park Monday but instead of being in the Texas dugout, he had front row seats for Opening Day. Young, the club's all-time hits leader, retired in the offseason but still lives in the Metroplex. Monday's game marked the first time Young has attended a big-league game as a fan since he was in high school. "It's...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor: Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper

  What’s That Odor? If you were counting on Jurickson Profar to score 100 runs and be productive for the Texas Rangers in 2014, you should probably start perusing the waiver wire and crossing your fingers.  The starting second baseman injured his throwing shoulder and will be out at least 10-12 weeks. The Rangers had [...]
Via RotoBaller
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire Donnie Murphy from Cubs

With Jurickson Profar out 10-12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder, the Texas Rangers had been looking for infield help. On Wednesday the Rangers acquire that help when they claimed Donnie Murphy from the Cubs. RT @CubsDen: Cubs trade Donnie Murphy to the Rangers, which could essentially mean that Mike Olt has […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Texas scouting Brewers' Rickie Weeks

With Jurickson Profar out two to three months, the Texas Rangers are in need of a second baseman. They appear to be looking at the trade market for a potential fill in.One player that they are scouting is Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.If the Rangers did in fact acquire Weeks, he would be reunited with...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the last week

Folks, at this time next Monday, we’ll be gearing up for Opening Day in America. We here at TOC couldn’t be more excited. So this week, as part of the final week before the new season officially begins, we’re going to be inundating you with coverage about the 2014 season as a whole – no more team previews, this is all the league-wide stuff. But before we begin, some housekeeping...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Jurickson Profar to miss 10 to 12 weeks

The Texas Rangers announced Sunday that 21-year-old phenom Jurickson Profar will be out 10 to 12 weeks with a torn muscle in his right shoulder. An MRI on @JuricksonProfar reveals a torn muscle in his right shoulder. No surgery required. He will be out for 10 to 12 weeks. — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) March 23, 2014 For the Rangers, it’s a tough break, as they expected the young...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Profar Down and Out

Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar had been dealing with shoulder soreness that was presumed to be tendinitis. After experiencing some pain while turning a double play, he went for an MRI which found a tear in the teres major muscle in his right shoulder. He will avoid surgery but will miss at least 10-12 weeks. According to the timetable that means we won’t see Profar...
Via FF Locker Room
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers have several options to replace Profar

When the Texas Rangers signed Adam Rosales to a one year, $750,000 contract this offseason they did so with no designs on him being their Opening Day second baseman. That could now be the case after Sunday's news that Jurickson Profar would miss 10-12 weeks after an MRI revealed a small tear in a muscle in his right shoulder. The Rangers traded Ian Kinsler to Detroit in part...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2B Profar out 10-12 weeks with muscle tear in shoulder

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will be out an estimated 10 to 12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder.
Via FOXSports.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar will be out until June with a torn shoulder muscle

This winter, the Texas Rangers traded Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for Prince Fielder in part because of the presence of uber prospect Jurickson Profar. To start the year, Texas won’t have Kinsler *or* Profar at second base – the incumbent second baseman will miss the first 10 to 12 weeks of the 2014 season after tearing a muscle in his shoulder. Losing the 21-year old is obviously...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Rangers' Jurickson Profar out 10 to 12 weeks with torn muscle in shoulder

The Texas Rangers have penciled in 20-year old Jurickson Profar as the starting second baseman to open the season. But he has struggled this spring with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Profar has played in 17 games this spring batting .222 with two home runs and 11 RBI. But he was scratched from today's game with a sore right shoulder.  An MRI revealed Profar has a torn...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Profar out 10-12 weeks with shoulder tear

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will be out an estimated 10 to 12 weeks with a muscle tear in his right shoulder.
Via FOXSports.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar Out 10-12 Weeks

The Texas Rangers will start the season without 2B Jurickson Profar, as he will be out with a torn teres major muscle.  The only thing saving his season is that he will NOT require surgery.  The Rangers traded Ian Kinsler in the offseason for Prince Fielder, and will turn to Josh Wilson or Brent Lillibridge to start the season.Profar is just 21 years old and hit just .231...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers shut down shortstop Elvis Andrus from throwing

Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is finally cleared to play defense after missing time with a shoulder injury, but now shortstop Elvis Andrus has been shut down with elbow problems for the second time this month. Andrus will take at least a few games off and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that he’ll be examined Friday by team doctors. For now Andrus...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Jurickson Profar passes final fielding test

It has been a long road for Jurickson Profar, full of shoulder tendinitis and wisdom teeth removal, but it appears that the former number one prospect in baseball is ready to get back in the field. Since just after the start of Spring Training, Profar has been limited to designated hitter duties as he gets his throwing shoulder to full strength. He has been suffering from shoulder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Rios vs. Shin-Soo Choo, which Ranger would you rather?

While neither Alex Rios or Shin-Soo Choo have been with the Texas Rangers for long, each factors significantly into the team’s offense for 2014 and each will find themselves as an ‘OF2′ on most fantasy baseball teams this year as a result. The question of which to own comes down to an assessment of lineup context, among other things. Rios, acquired late last season, has the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down second base in the AL West

Jurickson Profar may have a bright future in the major leagues but he's still no Ian Kinsler at second base. Profar will have a chance to show what he can do there this year as he takes over at second for Kinsler in an American League West that got a huge boost in its second-base profile with the addition of Robinson Cano. Profar, the former top prospect in baseball, has loads...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar’s rough spring now includes teeth removal

Jurickson Profar still hasn’t been cleared to play defense because of a shoulder injury and now the Rangers infielder has another problem to deal with: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that he had four wisdom teeth removed today and is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 days. Profar was already cutting it kind of close in terms of being fully healthy by Opening Day, so this certainly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar's hot spring should raise his draft stock

Jurickson Profar is a budding star who is getting the proceed with caution sticker this draft season and at 21, for good reason. His performance thus far in March is extremely encouraging though. He is in an excellent lineup, will get everyday at bats and has an arrow pointing straight up. Don’t go crazy, but moving Profar up your draft board a few notches might be in order. You...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Texas Rangers Jurickson Profar live up to lofty expectations?

The Texas Rangers signed infielder Jurickson Profar as a 16-year old amateur free agent out of Curacao unbeknownst to anyone he would become one of the most anticipated baseball prospects in the game.  Profar oozes with talent on the diamond, athletic ability that make scouts weak in the knees but can the uber prospect perform at the MLB level? The Rangers decidedly felt he could...
Via Players View
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers injury notes: Colby Lewis, Jurickson Profar, Alex Rios, more

The Texas Rangers received good news on the injury front regarding Colby Lewis, Jurickson Profar, but the same couldn't be said about outfielder Alex Rios.By Red3biggs via Wikimedia CommonsT.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Lewis hopes to break camp in Texas' starting rotation after dealing with flexor tendon surgery in 2012 and a hip replacement procedure last August...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Profar nearing return to field with Texas Rangers

Jurickson Profar begins on Sunday what could be his final week of designated hitter-only starts with the Texas Rangers. Profar, limited by shoulder tendinitis, took grounders and made routine, no-stress throws from second base before the club headed to Peoria, Ariz., for an afternoon game against Seattle. Profar, a natural shortstop, has been working on non-throwing aspects of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Jurickson Profar shoulder discomfort jeopardizing Opening Day

When the Texas Rangers dealt 3-time All-Star Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers this winter, the move hinged upon phenom Jurickson Profar taking over the full-time 2B duties.  However, Profar came into camp in Surprise, AZ, slowed by a balky shoulder and will not be able to begin throwing for another week, according the ESPNDallas.com writer Richard Durrett.  Profar felt pain in...
Via Reading Between The Seams
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Jurickson Profar cleared to throw

The Texas Rangers have penciled in 20-year old Jurickson Profar as the starting second baseman to open the season. But he entered training camp last week with tendinitis in his right shoulder. His work so far has been limited to conditioning work. The good news is that Profar has now been cleared to begin throwing. Mike LaChance via Wikimedia Commons Anthony Andro, sportswriter...
Via MLB Injury News
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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