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Jurickson Profar undergoes labrum surgery, will miss 2015

Jurickson Profar underwent surgery today, and as expected, will miss the 2015 season

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Jurickson Profar underwent surgery for a torn labrum today, the Rangers announced.  As expected, he will miss the 2015 season, with the team saying he will not be able to begin throwing again for about a year.

There's not much else to say about this.  Profar will be 23 when next season begins, and will almost certain start the 2016 season in the minors, getting used to facing live pitching again and testing out his repaired shoulder.  It remains to be seen whether his arm strength will return to the point that he will be able to play shortstop again, or if he will be limited to second base.  Most likely, the best case scenario for Profar is that he's back and ready to contribute in the majors in 2017, at the age of 24.

Profar will, no doubt, be moved to the 60 day disabled list as soon as the Rangers need an open spot on the 40 man roster.  Because a player on the 40 man roster cannot be optioned if he is injured, Profar will get a full year's worth of service time in 2015, and will have close to three years service time after this season.  That will likely make him eligible for arbitration in the 2015-16 offseason as a Super Two player.