Jurickson Profar came to Texas Rangers camp in Arizona with a little bit of a problem: He has tendonitis in is right shoulder according to HardBallTalk.com. The Texas Rangers second baseman is expected to be fine when the season starts, but they will have him take it easy at the beginning of camp. He will be able to do almost all of his conditioning work but the Texas Rangers will not let him throw a ball for a week or so while he deals with this.
Jurickson Profar, as many of you know, is replacing traded superstar Ian Kinsler at second base for the forseeable future. Profar bounced around the infield and the Texas Rangers even tried him out for a few games in the outfield last season, and it looked like he never really was that comfortable because he did not have a consistent position that he was playing. The Texas Rangers feel like it will be much better for him to be the everyday guy at second, even though his natural position is short stop. This probably sounds worse than it actually is, as he should be totally ready for the start of the season, and probably he will be able to play by the first spring training game. Of course, we are all a little gun-shy about Texas Rangers injuries ever since Derek Holland went down to a injury sustained from his dog. From everything I am hearing, Jurickson Profar will be alright, but it is something to report about. Pitchers and catchers report in just three days!!