As if it is not bad enough to lose the player you acquire in a blockbuster off-season trade, the Texas Rangers will also be without the talented youngster, Jurickson Profar for eight to twelve weeks. The injury is being referred to as a Grade 2 strain in his right arm.
The addition of Profar to the active Major League roster was the catalyst used in the Ian Kinsler trade that brought Prince Fielder to Texas this off-season. However, unlike Fielder, it appears that Profar will not require surgery and rest plus rehabilitation should do the trick.
However, the eight to twelve week prognosis has the potential of extending to the duration of the 2014 season. The Rangers are clearly hoping that this is not the case. Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels gave the following timetable regarding Profar.
“We’re going to take this one extremely conservatively and extremely slowly”
Despite the salary help the Rangers received from the Tigers, they appear strapped financially and will most likely be looking within to resolve any issues with Profar or Fielder for that matter. If the Rangers do not find a way to make a race of the American League West (currently under .500 and in third place) it might be logical to take a “wait until 2015” approach.