Mar 4, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) scores a run during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers’ Jurickson Profar passes final fielding test


It has been a long road for Jurickson Profar, full of shoulder tendinitis and wisdom teeth removal, but it appears that the former number one prospect in baseball is ready to get back in the field.

Since just after the start of Spring Training, Profar has been limited to designated hitter duties as he gets his throwing shoulder to full strength. He has been suffering from shoulder tendinitis and has been gradually progressing in his throwing program. Today, says Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Profar went through his last big throwing test. He made some relay throws from the outfield and experienced no injury or problem in doing so.

Ron Washington has been wanting Profar to get as many at-bats as possible, which is why he’s been in the designated hitter role in Spring Training games. Profar has taken to the task nicely, hitting .300/.364/.525 with two homers and eleven RBI over 13 games.

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