Rangers call up #1 prospect Jurickson Profar
POSTED: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — The Texas Rangers have placed Ian Kinsler on 15 day DL with a right intercostal strain.
The number one prospect in baseball Jurickson Profar was recalled from Round Rock to take Kinslers place on the roster.
Here's more on Profar courtesy of a Texas Rangers Media Release.
Profar, 20, will be seeking his first major league action in 2013. He has spent the entire season with Round Rock, batting .278 (40-144) with 27 runs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 19 RBI, and 21 walks in 37 games for the Express. In his last game at Triple-A last night vs. Colorado Springs, he went 3-for-4 with his first career multi-homer game, scoring 3 runs with 3 RBI. Profar has hit safely in 8 straight for Round Rock at .424 (14-33) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 3 homers, and 8 RBI in that span. He has seen action at both shortstop and second base this season.
Profar’s only other major league action came last year with Texas, batting .176 (3-17) with a homer, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI in 9 games. His last game in a Texas uniform was the 2012 American League Wild Card Game against Baltimore, when he hit a pinch single in the 9th inning. He became just the 6th teenager ever with a postseason hit.