3 former Rangers who are struggling mightily this spring training

Some Rangers alumni have been struggling to find success so far this spring.

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With spring training nearing an end, some former Rangers have performed well. That includesMitch Garver, who his having an excellent spring showing with the Mariners, as well as Yu Darvish, who has had a successful spring with the Padres and will start their season in Seoul.

In contrast, other former Rangers have performed less than favorably with their current teams, and some may be in jeopardy of not being on a roster at all come Opening Day here in a few weeks.

3 Rangers alumni who are struggling mightily this spring training

Jurickson Profar

One player in particular who has struggled this spring is former Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar. Profar, who is now 31, was once regarded as the best prospect in the Rangers farm system. However, his career has taken a few unfortunate turns, and he is now going into his fourth season with the San Diego Padres, making a cameo with the Rockies in between. For the Padres, Profar has been a utility man, mainly playing in the outfield.

Since leaving the Rangers in 2018, Profar has struggled to remain healthy and has spent time with three different teams, mainly serving as an outfielder. He has been able to find some success with the Padres, though his batting has remained somewhat inconsistent. He currently has a .246 average through four years in San Diego.

So far this spring, Profar has had great struggles at the plate. He is currently below the Mendoza line with a .143 batting average in six games. Profar's days as a starter are most likely over, but if his batting does not improve by the time the Padres return from camp, there's always a chance he could be designated for assignment. Hopefully, Profar can quickly improve on the offensive side and remain a solid contributor to the Padres for the upcoming season.