Profar went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Arizona. Profar filled in for the injured Adrian Beltre (hamstring) at third base, which could turn into a longer gig. The Rangers are taking a wait-and-see approach with Beltre, whose status will be made clear Thursday, when the club opens a series against the Angels. If Beltre misses significant time, Profar will continue to take his spot on the field. The utility infielder is second on the Rangers with 64 RBI and fourth in slugging at .452.
Profar will start at third base for the injured Adrian Beltre on Tuesday. Beltre left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, the severity of which is unknown at the moment. He underwent an MRI and we're waiting on results. The Rangers weren't optimistic following Monday's game, so Profar, who is hitless over his last 14 at-bats, could be a multi-day starter at third.
Profar entered Monday's game late when Adrian Beltre left with a hamstring injury, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Beltre aggravated a hamstring that's bothered him at various points during the season and was removed from the game in the ninth inning. He's scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday but there wasn't a whole lot of optimism in the Rangers' clubhouse. If the injury lingers, it will open up an everyday job for Profar, who has been moving around the infield as a utility fill-in. Profar had a seven-game hitting streak to start the month of August, but has gone hitless over his last 14 at-bats.
Profar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. Profar was a forgotten man at the start of the season, but Elvis Andrus' elbow injury gave him an opportunity and Profar has run with it. Since Andrus returned, Rangers manager Jeff Banister is getting Profar in the lineup most nights because he's been a threat with the bat. Thursday was his third start at first base in the last four games. The 25-year-old utility player has hit safely in his last 11 starts, going 14-for-44 with seven extra-base hits, including four home runs, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Mariners. Profar's fifth-inning home run gave the Rangers a cushion and enabled Bartolo Colon to rack up his 246th career win, tops among pitchers from Latin America. Profar made his 10th start at first base and has played every infield position during his career-high 100 games played in 2018. That regular playing time has unlocked the potential in his bat -- he's nearing an .800 OPS and has a .197 ISO. He's making a serious play to be a full-time starter with career highs in all major offensive categories, but will need one of the present infielders to go to clear an everyday spot for him in 2019. The most likely scenarios involve third baseman Adrian Beltre retiring, or perhaps the team handing first base to Profar, though that may be reserved for Joey Gallo next season. If neither of those happen, the Rangers may consider trading Profar while his value is at its highest.
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