Rangers' Jurickson Profar expects to miss entire 2014 season

Despite appearances, Jurickson Profar hasn’t had much to smile about lately. (USATSI)
Despite appearances, Jurickson Profar hasn’t had much to smile about lately. (USATSI)

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We've known since the spring that Jurickson Profar, the Rangers' high-ceiling young second baseman, would miss a large chunk of the season because of a partially torn shoulder. Not long ago, he suffered a setback, which added additional months onto his time-table. Now it seems that Profar is realizing that his 2014 season may be lost altogether. Here's the relevant tweet from Jeff Wilson of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram:

Bad news for Profar, but the focus on a fully healthy 2015 is probably wise at this point. 

The 21-year-old Profar owns a career line of .231/.301/.343 (76 OPS+) in 341 big-league plate appearances. Prior to last season, Profar was named as the top overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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