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Jurickson Profar, Willie Calhoun, Ronald Guzman won't be recalled, per reports

The beat guys on Twitter say the Rangers don't plan on bringing up Jurickson Profar, Willie Calhoun or Ronald Guzman

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Jurickson Profar, Ronald Guzman and Willie Calhoun are not expected to be called up this month by the Texas Rangers, according to the beat guys on Twitter. The explanation they give (which is presumably coming from the organization) is that there are not at bats available for them.

In the case of Calhoun and Guzman, this isn't particularly shocking. Calhoun isn't on the 40 man roster, and doesn't have to be added to the 40 man this offseason, so there's no point in bringing him up if he isn't going to play. Guzman is in the 40 man, however, so that isn't a consideration with him. However, if Delino DeShields is going to play regularly in left field and Mike Napoli at first base, there likely isn't much playing time for either player. One can argue that Guzman and Calhoun should be playing ahead of those guys, but for now that isn't going to happen.

Profar, on the other hand, has the potential to lead to drama. A September call up for Profar, who has played well for Round Rock this year (notwithstanding his tantrum on July 31 when he wasn't traded, resulting in a d.l. trip), would give him enough service time to be a free agent after the 2019 season. By not recalling him, Profar won't be a free agent until after 2020. This increases his potential trade value this offseason, but would also seem likely to invite a grievance.

If there was any question about what happens with Profar this offseason, this would see, to put it to rest. He will be not be back with Texas, and the split could well be acrimonious before it is all said and done.