Sep 23, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (5) congratulates shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) after both scored against the Houston Astros on a double hit by Alex Rios during the first inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers could consider trading Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus


Right now the Texas Rangers are sorta stuck in between a rock and a hard place.

They have two veteran players on the roster right now that they could move to open up a position for prospect Jurickson Profar. But do they really want to trade either one?

I know teams are always thinking about the future, but according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports it may look like they’ll either trade Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus or try to see what they can get for Jurickson Profar himself. If they do trade Profar, he could be valuable enough to pick up a decent starting pitcher if a reasonable package is put together.

Profar made his debut with the Rangers last season and currently has 70 hits with seven home runs and 28 RBI’s with a batting line of .231/.301/.343 through 94 games.

The Rangers could be balancing offensive production with youth. Kinsler, who will turn 33 years old next season has provided more offense than shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Andrus turns 26 next August is more on the defensive side but still manages to drive in an average of 52 RBI’s a season. This team could probably get the most out of Kinsler, keep Andrus and allow Profar to start at second base for this team.

If you all remember, Profar homered in his first major league at bat.

We’ll just have to see how this all plays out.

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