Jurickson Profar suffers setback, is out another 8-12 weeks

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The 2014 season has been a nightmare for Jurickson Profar.
The 2014 season has been a nightmare for Jurickson Profar. (USATSI)

More Rangers: Prince Fielder could miss rest of 2014 season after surgery

And the hits just keep on coming.

A partial tear in Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar's shoulder was found in spring training and he's been on the disabled list for the entire season. Now he will miss at least eight to 12 more weeks after re-injuring a muscle in his shoulder. He's been shut down indefinitely before the Rangers medical staff determines the next step.

General manager Jon Daniels made the announcement in the same press conference that he said Prince Fielder would have to undergo surgery on his neck and could miss the rest of the season.

Profar was the consensus number one prospect in all of baseball heading into the 2013 season, but he was blocked by Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus in the middle infield. The Rangers traded Kinsler for Fielder this past offseason, both clearing a post for Profar and adding a slugging first baseman. Instead, they may be without both for the remainder of 2014.

Profar, 21, hit .234/.308/.336 with 11 doubles, six homers and 26 RBI in 85 games for the Rangers last season.

With Profar out, it appears youngster Rougned Odor will continue to see time at second.

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