Jurickson Profar to miss 10-12 weeks due to shoulder injury

Promising Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will miss the next 2.5-3 months due to a shoulder injury. Check out the fantasy impact on draft day.

T.R. Sullivan from MLB.com reports this evening that Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar will miss 10-12 weeks due to a torn muscle in his right shoulder. Here is more from Sullivan:

Profar felt the shoulder pain during Saturday's game against the Padres, and the injury might have occurred while he tried to turn a double play in the sixth inning. The second baseman showed up on Sunday feeling some soreness in the shoulder, so the Rangers sent him for an MRI exam, and the results showed a tear in the teres major muscle.

Profar, who was dealing with tendinitis in the shoulder for the four weeks of Spring Training, is not expected to need surgery, and the Rangers are hoping to have him back before the All-Star break.

The Rangers offseason is not going well, as they have experienced injuries to several of their starting pitchers, Adrian Beltre, Alex Rios and shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with an elbow injury.

Sullivan goes on to say that the team will look at internal candidates including Josh Wilson, Adam Rosales, Brent Lillibridge and possibly Rougned Odor. They could look at some external candidates as well, so it remains to be seen who they will use to replace Profar till the All Star break.

For those in re-draft leagues, I wouldn't draft Profar unless you wanted to utilize him as a bench or DL stash for three months. Those of you who own him in keeper leagues just have to bite the bullet for now, as any offer you receive for him will more than likely be of the low-ball variety.

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