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Jurickson Profar has tools to succeed

Ron Washington will make sure Rangers' phenom is ready when his time comes

Updated: March 13, 2013, 10:58 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Another round of batting practice had just been completed on a cool, picturesque Arizona morning when Jurickson Profar scooped up his bat and glove and headed toward the Texas Rangers' clubhouse.

Suddenly, Ron Washington called Profar to the dugout.

For five minutes, between long drags on a Winston, the old-school manager spoke to the 20-year-old phenom about the importance of respecting the game.

Most of the talk revolved around Profar's failure to ...

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