Rangers' Profar to miss up to 12 weeks with shoulder injury

Rangers' Profar to miss up to 12 weeks with shoulder injury

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Jurickson Profar #13 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 after Profar hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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by LANDON HAAF

WFAA Sports

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 23 at 8:02 PM

Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will miss 10-12 weeks with a torn muscle in his shoulder, the team announced Sunday.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (@JeffWilson_FWST) has since reported that the injury is to the teres major muscle and that Profar will not need surgery.

Profar was scratched from the Rangers' Spring Training game lineup earlier Sunday with shoulder soreness and sent for MRI evaluation.

The 20-year-old played in the field Monday for the first time this Spring.

Rougned Odor, who was sent to minor league camp last week, is the top prospect in the Rangers' system and could make a return to the Rangers roster as a replacement. Odor, 20, batted .306 in 30 games with Frisco last season.

Josh Wilson and Adam Rosales are infielders still in major league camp in Surprise, Ariz.

The Rangers traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers in November, making Profar the apparent everyday starter at the position in 2014.

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