It was no surprise, but surely the Texas Rangers had hoped they might get some miraculous, different news on 22-year-old middle infielder Jurickson Profar.
Profar had surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum — an injury that he's been dealing with for a year and opted to try to fix with rest and rehab — and that will put Profar on the shelf for the 2015 season after he missed the entire 2014 season with the same injury.
The Dallas Morning News reported Profar's surgery went well and that team doctor Dr. Keith Meister found no other problems, which was a concern, other than the muscle tear. The recovery timeline is a full year, and Profar will spend the 2015 season on the 60-day disabled list.
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“The expectation is this will resolve the problem, which has bothered him and frustrated all of us for the last year,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Profar likely would've spent much of the year in the minors after missing all of 2014, but now will miss his second straight full season in some key years of development. At this point, both Profar and the Rangers are probably just hoping the surgery does the trick and allows him to return at full strength in 2016, when he'll basically have to start his career all over again.