The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one year contract with Jurickson Profar, avoiding arbitration, per Jeff Passan, who says the deal is for $605,000.
Profar is arbitration-eligible this year as a Super Two despite not being on the field in the majors the past two season because he accrued major league service time while on the disabled list. Assuming Profar gets any major league time in 2016, he will be eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.
While Profar got some at bats at DH in the Sally League and in the AFL at the end of the 2015 season, he hasn't played the field, so the Rangers will want to get a look this spring at how his surgically-repaired shoulder holds up. Profar most likely will start the season at AA Frisco or AAA Round Rock, and work to get at bats to make up for two years of lost development time.