Profar signed a three-year, $21 million deal Friday to return to San Diego, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The contract contains a pair of opt-outs, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Profar had arguably the best season of his seven-year career last year, as his .278/.343/.428 slash line was good for a career-high 111 wRC+. He also added seven homers and seven steals in 56 games. The Padres' roster is getting increasingly crowded, with new addition Ha-seong Kim arriving from Korea to play potentially the same spots Profar is used to playing, though Profar's defensive versatility means he has many paths to playing time should he continue to look good at the plate.
Profar will not start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Profar has gone 4-for-13 at the plate this season but has yet to record a walk or an extra-base hit, giving him a .308/.308/.308 slash line. Tommy Pham will be the left field Thursday, with Mitch Moreland serving as the designated hitter.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI single in Sunday's 7-4 extra-innings win over the Mariners.
Profar also got aboard with a hit-by-pitch in the third inning and promptly stole second base, but he didn't come around to score. In the 11th, he added an RBI single to give the Padres a two-run lead at the time. The steal was Profar's sixth of the year to go with seven homers, 25 RBI and 26 runs scored in 51 contests.
Profar went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and an RBI single in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Dodgers.
The switch hitter cut the Dodgers' lead in half with his two-run long ball off Dustin May in the seventh. It was the seventh homer on the campaign for Profar, who also added a run-scoring single in the ninth. The versatile 27-year-old has 24 RBI to go along with a .270/.343/.434 slash line across 173 plate appearances this season.
Profar went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored, a stolen base and a walk across both games of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Giants.
Profar produced an RBI single in both contests. In the nightcap, he stole his fifth base of the season after a third-inning walk. In the fifth, he also came around to score on a Manny Machado single. Profar is up to 21 RBI, 23 runs scored and six home runs while slashing .254/.329/.401 through 45 games this season.
Profar went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a stolen base in Monday's 1-0 win over the Rockies.
Profar picked up a stolen base in the seventh inning, but his biggest moment was a walkoff double in the ninth that scored pinch runner Jorge Mateo from first base. The 27-year-old Profar is slashing .233/.308/.388 with six homers, four stolen bases, 18 RBI and 20 runs scored in 40 games this season.
Profar went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
San Diego was held scoreless for the first three innings of the contest before Profar put the team on the board with a two-run homer to right field in the fourth frame. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to tie the score 3-3. The productive performance extended Profar's hitting streak to five games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .600 (9-for-25) with a pair of homers and six RBI.
Profar went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Rockies on Monday.
Profar started in left field and batted ninth in the contest, contributing three singles in the victory. He has now hit safely in four straight contests, going 7-for-12 with a home run, a stolen base and three RBI over that stretch.
Profar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 13-2 victory over Colorado on Sunday.
Profar hit one of five Padres homers in the contest, drilling a 421-foot solo shot in the eighth inning. The 27-year-old is slashing a modest .206/.305/.363 this season while producing five homers and 13 RBI.
Profar isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.
Profar will sit for the third time in the past four games as he's hitting .188 with four home runs and 12 RBI this year. Josh Naylor will start in left field with Greg Garcia serving as the designated hitter.
Profar is out of the lineup Friday at Colorado.
Profar will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games after starting the previous eight games in left field. He has two hits in his past 18 at-bats. Jorge Mateo will take over in left Friday for the Friars.
Profar is not starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners.
Profar has started eight straight games for the Padres, going 5-for-27 with two home runs and a 3:4 BB:K during that span. Josh Naylor is manning left field and hitting eighth Thursday.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and another run scored during Wednesday's win over the Rangers.
Profar kept the Rangers in the game by evening the score at 1-1 with a solo home run off Lance Lynn in the third inning. The long ball was the fourth of the year for the 27-year-old, who is hitting .205/.303/.372 with 15 runs scored and nine RBI.
Profar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.
The 27-year-old's fourth-inning homer gave the Friars a 6-0 lead, but it proved to be the difference as the Rangers rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame. Profar has struggled through the first few weeks of the season with a .203/.306/.338 slash line in 23 games.
Profar went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 14-4 win over Texas.
Profar knocked a two-run double as part of a big five-run second inning for the Padres. His multi-hit effort brought him right back to the Mendoza Line, as he's slashing .200/.309/.300 in 82 plate appearances.
Profar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Profar's move to the bench ends a streak of seven straight starts, during which he went 8-for-24 with a solo home run and three additional runs. Though he's still batting under .200 for the season and has seemingly been supplanted by Jake Cronenworth as the primary second baseman, Profar still looks to have a fairly clear path to playing time in the corner outfield, especially while Wil Myers is tending to a back injury.
Profar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Dodgers.
Profar was on base when Manny Machado launched a grand slam as part of a five-run third inning, and he drove in a run of his own with a solo shot to right field in the fifth. The multi-hit game was the second in three days for Profar, who is trying to dig out of an early season hole. Despite the recent run of strong performances, Profar is slashing only .163/.305/.286 on the campaign.
Profar will sit Saturday against Arizona.
Profar sits for just the third time this season, though his .100/.250/.175 slash line could lead to more days off in the future. The return of Eric Hosmer (illness) could hurt his playing time, as Jake Cronenworth, who had been filling in at first, will start at second Saturday.
Profar is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
Profar hits the bench for just the second time this season. Greg Garcia will handle second base in his absence.
Profar went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Thursday's 12-7 extra-inning win over the Giants.
Profar knocked in Manny Machado with an RBI single in the fourth inning. The second baseman would add to the offense with a two-run blast in the sixth off Giants reliever Caleb Baragar. Profar also picked up his second stolen base of the season in the contest. Through six games this season, the 27-year-old has a homer, five runs scored, three RBI and two steals.
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|10/08||vs LAD||L 3-12||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/07||@ LAD||L 5-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/06||@ LAD||L 1-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/02||vs STL||W 4-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/01||vs STL||W 11-9||3||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/30||vs STL||L 4-7||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||@ SF||W 5-4||4||1||2||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AAA-Round Rock Express||37||144||27||40||7||2||4||19||21||24||6||1||.278||.370||.438|
|2017||AAA-Round Rock Express||87||327||50||94||25||0||7||45||43||33||5||0||.287||.383||.428|