“It’s sad for the team, but also it’s a good chance for me to play every day,” Profar said in an exclusive interview with Amanda Rykoff, a freelance writer who has worked for ESPN.com and is in Curacao writing for The Outside Corner. “Obviously, it’s sad for the team. He was a great guy for us. A leader, a good teammate. It’s a sad loss.”
The trade means that Profar can slide into second base, alongside double-play partner Elvis Andrus. It will allow him to focus on just that one position and avoid moving around a lot like he did in 2013.
Profar was also glad the club gets a power-hitting, left-handed batter in Fielder.
“He’s a good hitter, a power hitter,” Profar said in the report. “I don’t know him or what kind of person he is, but I’ve seen him play and he seems cool.”