Jurickson Profar could actually see his major league dÃ©but with the Texas Rangers this season. The Rangers are strapped for good hitters coming off the bench, making Profar an interesting option for the rest of the regular season.
According to CBS Sports, "Club president Nolan Ryan noted that there has just been some discussion about the move, and that it might not come until after rosters expand to 40 in September." That's not a bad idea, especially if it would also allow some of the players on the current 25-man roster a chance to take a few days off down the stretch.
Profar is just 19 years old, but has been putting up some decent numbers at Double-A Frisco this year. He plays shortstop and could certainly serve as a nice back-up to Elvis Andrus as the Rangers get closer to clinching another American League West title. If he isn't called up until September though, Profar wouldn't be able to play in the postseason for the team.
Coming into Tuesday (August 14), the Rangers hold a six-game lead over the Oakland Athletics and are currently eight games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in the West. The team is also half a game behind the New York Yankees for the best record in the AL, so they aren't exactly struggling to put together wins. Promoting Profar might seem premature at this point, but if he is ready then there is no reason not to have the added depth.
Do you think that the Texas Rangers should promote Jurickson Profar soon? Is it better to keep his arbitration clock from starting and hold Profar back in the minor leagues?