Texas Rangers: New York Yankees Want Jurickson Profar?

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Jurickson Profar (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Jurickson Profar (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Jurickson Profar has been with the Texas Rangers for seven years. Despite the big expectations and the excitement for him to be part of the organization, nothing really happened. In other words, it hasn’t worked out. The time to deal him away may be here.

At one point, Profar was considered one of the Texas Rangers’ top prospects. On August 31st, 2012, Profar received his first major-league call-up. On his first-career at-bat, he blasted a home run that was registered at 388 feet! From there, people surely said, “This is just the beginning. He’s just getting started.” After that, things began to change in a negative way.

For the past four years, Profar has struggled with injuries and has not played very good baseball. Profar is only 24 years old and still has plenty of time to revive his career. However, the Rangers are looking to make investments for the roster and dealing Profar may be a priority.

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According to Evan Grant, the New York Yankees seem to have an interest in acquiring Profar. Grant further states that New York Post writer Joel Sherman says the Rangers are interested in taking a pitcher from New York’s impressive pitching depth.

The biggest need for the Rangers this off-season is pitching. The pitching rotation is nearly depleted. Their ace is an aging veteran who’s on the verge of being past his prime if he’s not past it already. If the Rangers do end up trading Profar to the Yankees, they’ll likely receive a minor league pitcher in exchange along with cash, possibly. It’s unclear how the story can play out.

Profar is unhappy and there’s no doubt he wants out of the Rangers. When the Rangers didn’t trade him during the season, he didn’t hesitate to express his anger and disappointment. The 24-year-old has a chance to revive what’s been a disappointment of career so far. The Rangers trading him in exchange for pitching may be a logical and smart move.