Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar will be shut down for the next two to three months due to "shoulder instability," per Jon Daniels (via Stefan Stevenson on Twitter), and will have an MRI after that.
The Profar situation has been among the most disappointing developments of an incredibly disappointing season. Expect to be the team's starting second baseman this year, Profar began the year on the disabled list with a shoulder problem that was expected to sideline him for a couple of months, and instead, will have effectively shut him down through the end of the 2014 calendar year.
At this point, the best case scenario for Profar is probably to come into spring training healthy, play every day at AAA in 2015, and show that his shoulder is healthy again. The Rangers can't really go into the season counting on getting anything out of Profar, and after having no at bats in 2014 (and irregular playing time in 2013), the most important thing is going to be getting back on the field and getting regular time.
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