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JD: Kinsler Position Switch Not a Given

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jurickson Profar will have to play his way out of a spot in the Texas Rangers' Opening Day lineup, which probably won't happen.

    The Rangers have said that Profar and Elvis Andrus are both pretty much untouchable this offseason, meaning Profar and Andrus will be the second baseman and shortstop, respectively. So where does Ian Kinsler go? Well, conventional thought, and talk from the organization dating back to last March has said that Kinsler will move from second base to somewhere else on the diamond, most presumably the outfield but more recent talks have suggested first base.

    But over the weekend on a conference call Rangers GM Jon Daniels said it's not a certainty that Kinsler will move positions. What does that mean? If Andrus and Profar aren't going anywhere does it mean Kinsler is? Or does it mean Profar could possibly be in line for a move to the outfield, maybe center? Can't see that happening, he's too good of a middle infielder and the Rangers want him in the starting lineup in April, something he wouldn't be ready to do as a centerfielder.

    What do you think happens with the Kinsler, Profar, Andrus trio? Something has to change or someone has to go. Which is it going to be?