More soreness in right shoulder plagues Profar
ANAHEIM -- Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, who has missed the entire season with a torn muscle in his right shoulder, has had another setback. Profar is experiencing more soreness in the shoulder and is not going to be able to play in the Arizona Fall League as the Rangers had hoped.
Profar was examined on Saturday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles and will consult with Dr. Keith Meister later this week in Texas to determine the course of action.
"It's just disappointing for him," interim manager Tim Bogar said. "It has been a long year, he's a young kid dealing with some injuries, it wears on you mentally. We just want the best for Jurickson. It's just disappointing."
Profar was supposed to be the Rangers' starting second baseman this season after Ian Kinsler was traded to the Tigers for first baseman Prince Fielder. But that never happened.
Profar came to Spring Training dealing with shoulder tendinitis and ended up with a torn muscle in the shoulder by the end of camp. The Rangers expected him to be out six to eight weeks but he reinjured the muscle in May and that brought his season to an end. Now he is facing more uncertainty.
"I'm good … am I supposed to cry?" Profar said. "I'm a man, I can face it all. Whatever it is … I know who I am."
With Profar out, rookie infielder Rougned Odor has taken over as the starting second baseman.