Profar is expected to take reps exclusively at second base during spring training, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Though manager Jayce Tingler did not leave out the possibility of Profar playing different positions, if needed, throughout the season, he suggested that the 26-year-old will benefit by working solely at the keystone during spring training. The decision makes sense given Profar's defensive struggles last season and the Padres' pressing need for a consistent second baseman. Profar hit only .218 but swatted 20 home runs with Oakland in 2019.
Profar agreed to a one-year, $5.7 million contract with the Padres on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Profar was dealt to San Diego earlier in the day, and the Padres were almost immediately willing to pay the utility man. He spent the 2019 season with Oakland, where he slashed .218/.301/.410 with 20 home runs, 67 RBI and nine stolen bases over 139 games.
Profar was traded from Oakland to San Diego in exchange for Austin Allen and a player to be named later Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Profar failed to build on his breakout 2018 campaign, hitting just .218/.301/.410 last season, and he was likely to be non-tendered. He'll compete for at-bats in the infield in San Diego, where opportunities should be available after the recent trade of Luis Urias to the Brewers. Sheldon Neuse, Franklin Barreto and Jorge Mateo figure to compete for time at the keystone in Oakland.
Profar is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mariners.
Profar is hitting .261 with zero home runs and two steals in his last 10 games. Sheldon Neuse is starting at second base and hitting ninth.
Profar isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Seattle.
Profar will head to the bench after going 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Thursday night's series opener. Sheldon Neuse draws the start at the keystone and will hit eighth.
Profar is not starting Tuesday against the Angels.
Profar will give way to Sheldon Neuse at the keystone Tuesday with left-hander Dillon Peters starting for the opposition. Through 18 games this month, Profar is slashing .214/.308/.393 with two home runs, one steal and an 8:8 BB:K.
Profar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Even after the three-hit day, Profar is just 12-for-56 (.214 average) with five extra-base hits in September. The 26-year-old utilityman owns an underwhelming .215/.296/.409 slash line in his first season with Oakland.
Profar isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.
Profar has just one base knock over his last six games, and he'll head to the bench for the second straight contest. Sheldon Neuse starts at second base and will bat ninth.
Profar is not starting Wednesday against the Royals.
Profar has gone just 1-for-23 over his last six games. Sheldon Neuse will take over at second base for Wednesday's contest.
Profar is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.
He is hitting .195 with two home runs in 41 at-bats this month. Sheldon Neuse is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth.
Profar went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, three runs and an RBI in Tuesday's blowout win over the Astros.
Profar singled and scored in the first, walked and scored in the fourth, hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and walked and scored again in the ninth. He's been on quite a roll over his last 18 games, hitting .321/.480/.679 with an impressive 16:9 BB:K.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Profar knocked his 20th homer of the season in the second inning and then made a productive groundout in the fourth with the bases loaded to plate Mark Canha. Profar has now matched his career high in homers from last year, adding 65 RBI and 61 runs scored while batting .220/.302/.422 in 122 games this season.
Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Tigers
All three hits were singles, the first coming early in the Athletics' four-run second inning. Profar got aboard with a one-out single and later scored on a two-run double by catcher Josh Phegley. Profar is now 5-for-15 with four RBI and three runs scored in five September games. He's hitting only .219/.302/.416 with 19 homers, 60 runs scored and 63 RBI in 120 games this season.
Profar went 1-for-3 with two walks, three RBI and one run Thursday against the Angels.
Profar played a big role in the team's comeback win Thursday, drawing a bases-loaded walk to drive in his first run of the contest in the eighth frame. He followed that up with a two-RBI single an inning later to turn in another productive game. Though his season-long line remains disappointing, Profar has multiple RBI in four of his last 10 starts.
Profar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Profar's 392-foot solo shot to right in the second inning opened the scoring on the night and served as his third homer in the last six games. The blast also snapped a brief 0-for-7 skid that had encompassed his last three games and pushed Profar to the 60-RBI threshold for the second straight season.
Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-2 victory against the Yankees on Friday.
That's his third home run in his last five games. Profar isn't hitting much above the Mendoza Line, but he owns a .201 ISO to somewhat make up for the low average. It's obviously getting late in the season, but it wouldn't be surprising if Profar sees an uptick in his average during September because he owns a career worst .216 BABIP that will likely correct itself at some point. His average also stands at .216, and he has 18 home runs, 59 RBI, 56 runs with seven steals in 384 at-bats this season.
Profar went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Royals.
Profar did the majority of his damage on a two-run home run in the fourth inning off Glenn Sparkman. It was his 17th homer of the season, but only his third since July 19. Though he's flashed spurts of productivity, Profar has put together a disappointing season, as indicated by his .214/.292/.407 line across 428 plate appearances.
Profar went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a bases-loaded walk, two walks and three runs in a win over the Royals on Monday.
Profar's multi-hit tally extended his sudden offensive revival, one that's only a modest four games in length but has nevertheless resulted in the 26-year-old reaching base an impressive 11 times over that span. Profar has four extra-base hits (three doubles, Monday's homer) during that stretch as well, with his round tripper only his second since July 18.
Profar started at designated hitter and went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Profar enjoyed his time against Giants pitching over the weekend, managing a pair of two-baggers, four walks and four runs in his two starts. It's a rare taste of success for Profar from the perspective of on-base percentage, as he's generated an anemic .279 figure in that category this season. That qualifies as a career low when factoring out Profar's initial nine-game major-league cup of coffee back in 2012, although he's been able to offset that poor showing with a solid 36 extra-base hits (20 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs) and 51 RBI over 409 plate appearances.
Profar went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and a pair of walks in Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Giants.
Profar's runs came on a third-inning Matt Chapman double, a Marcus Semien single in the seventh and Josh Phegley's double in the eighth. The infielder is hitting .207/.274/.386 with 49 runs scored, 51 RBI and 15 homers this season.
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