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Profar Set to Play in Arizona



    The Texas Rangers sent a message last week that they wouldn't settle for their mediocrity of late, designating Josh Wilson for assignment and calling up super-duper/yet still-not-really-ready prospect Rougned Odor.

    All of this while Jurickson Profar, a yet-to-prove-himself prospect, himself, is rehabbing from a torn muscle in his throwing shouler that didn't require surgery. He was projected to be the Rangers' everyday second baseman this year after they sent Ian Kinsler to Detroit for Prince Fielder.

    Instead, the Rangers have rolled with Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy, who is on the DL, and now Odor, who was tearing up Double-A Frisco but has since found hitting in the majors is much different. Profar, though, is making progress.

    The 21-year-old is set to DH in an extended spring training game on Monday and continue to do so for the time being as he continues his rehab and ramps up to being able to throw a ball instead of just hit.