Rangers sign Juremi Profar

Updated: September 5, 2012, 8:20 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers have signed Jurickson Profar's younger brother, Juremi, a third baseman from Curacao.

The 16-year-old is expected to start the 2013 season in the Dominican Summer League. Juremi Profar, whose brother had a homer and a double in his big league debut on Saturday in Cleveland, is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed and is bigger than Jurickson was when the Rangers signed him.

The club likes Profar's arm strength and believes he profiles well at third base. The Rangers have made a big effort in recent years with international signings, particularly in Latin America.

Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.