Rangers mulling Jurickson Profar call up
|Rangers president Nolan Ryan talks about the possibility of Jurickson Profar getting called up, Yu Darvish's solid outing against the Tigers, Josh Hamilton's renewed patience at the plate and much more. |
Profar, 19, is batting .283 with 13 homers, 25 doubles and 60 RBIs in 110 games for Double-A Frisco. He has 69 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 19 attempts. Profar has an .825 OPS.
The club outrighted Alberto Gonzalez to make room for Mark Lowe prior to the three-game series at home against Detroit. Gonzalez is headed to Triple-A Round Rock and the team felt the pitching staff needed more help right now. But manager Ron Washington said this weekend that was only temporary and he wants another infielder off the bench. Currently, Michael Young is backing up at the infield positions.
Ryan said he expects Profar to be on the club at some point and if that's not before September, he's certainly a strong candidate to be called up when rosters expand on Sept. 1.
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