It's time to call up Jurickson Profar
If it means Profar potentially becomes a free agent in 2018 instead of 2019, then so be it.
This season is about winning a title. Nothing else matters.
If Profar can help -- he can and he will -- then there's no need to delay promoting him to Arlington.
The Rangers need a backup middle infielder after designating Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. He cleared waivers and is playing shortstop for the Rangers' Triple-A club in Round Rock.
Profar is the No. 1 prospect in baseball, according to most services tracking that sort of thing. You can't persuade me that he's not more valuable to the Rangers than he would be at Frisco -- or than Gonzalez, who had only 54 at-bats this season.
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