Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's victory over Texas. Profar started in right field for the first time this season after logging time in left field and at first base prior to Saturday. The utility man came through with his second multi-hit game of the campaign and extended his modest hit streak to three games. Profar is slashing .346/.387/.423 on the season and has registered a standout 6.5 percent strikeout rate in the early going.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Giants. Profar actually reached base twice in this one, but one of those instances came because of a fielder's choice. His triple came on a bloop into shallow right that was misplayed by two Giants outfielders, and Profar was able to use his speed to turn it into a fluky triple. He should continue to see time in left field until Trent Grisham (hamstring) is able to return from the injured list -- which could happen quite soon.
Profar could serve as the team's everyday center fielder to begin the season if Trent Grisham (hamstring) remains sidelined, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Grisham suffered a hamstring injury Thursday, though there isn't a lot of concern about the severity to this point. If, however, Grisham is sidelined longer than expected, Profar could see a significant increase in playing time. Brian O'Grady and Jorge Mateo are other candidates to play in center field, though they have yet to prove themselves at the big-league level the way that Profar has.
Profar (groin) will bat second and play left field Thursday against Cleveland. Profar has had a disrupted spring, arriving late due to visa issues before suffering a minor groin injury that kept him sidelined for four days. He's ready to play again with three weeks remaining until Opening Day, which should be enough time for him to get up to speed, especially as he isn't penciled in for an everyday role.
Profar has missed three straight games due to tightness in his groin, but he could return to action Thursday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Profar got off to a bit of a late start this spring after visa issues delayed his arrival at camp, and he has logged only seven at-bats overall due to that issue and the subsequent groin injury. However, it appears that the 28-year-old is about ready to return to action, which should give him enough time to shake off any rust by Opening Day, assuming he has no further setbacks.
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