It was expected that the Texas Rangers would send down Major League Baseball’s top prospect, Jurickson Profar, once Ian Kinsler was ready to return from the disabled list.
However, if the Rangers have their way, that wont be the case.
Profar’s strong play (currently hitting .324 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in 37 at-bat’s) has all but forced the Rangers’ hand and general manager Jon Daniels said they’re brainstorming ways to keep Profar in the big leagues.
Per the Star Telegram:
“If it’s going to be once a week, you don’t want him sitting around doing that,” Daniels said. “Something we’re going to talk about is whether there’s an opportunity to get him in the mix and get some guys off their feet.”
With both Kinsler and Elvis Andrus unlikely to sit more than once a week, it’s not going to be easy for the Rangers to find a spot for the talented 20-year-old, but it might be more difficult to send him back to AAA given his production.