Jurickson Profar finally throwing again


Sep 1, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop

Jurickson Profar

(13) throws to first during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar had been resting his arm for the past 2 weeks and was finally cleared today to resume throwing.    He probably won’t be playing second base just yet, it was expected he’ll resume that in a few more weeks.

Last week, he was cleared to swing a bat.

He did DH in yesterday’s intra-squad game and managed to go 1 for 2.  Which is another good sign he’ll be back to full speed soon.

"#Rangers Jurickson Profar will DH for home team in intrasquad game today. Scheduled to try throwing again this week.— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) February 24, 2014"

Profar was sidelined due to shoulder tendinitis and has been limited almost the entire spring training, granted spring training started just a week ago.  There were some concerns that if he suffered more setbacks, the Rangers could be using someone else at second base to open the season.  It was speculated that more than likely that guy would be Adam Rosales.

But Jurickson Profar remains determined to return to full speed.

"“I’m just going to make sure I’m 100 percent,” Profar said. “I’m not worried about dates right now, I’m just going to make sure I’m ready. I’m going to do whatever it takes.” (Dallas News -Evan Grant)"

Today he is back to throwing, all good signs that he’ll be the Texas Rangers Opening day second baseman.  Looking forward to seeing him and Elvis Andrus work the bases soon.