-- Jurickson Profar has been cleared to begin his throwing program, but the Rangers are taking a cautious approach with their second baseman.
Profar is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis and is not expected to fully participate in drills at the beginning of camp. Instead, he is going to do everything but throw. The plan remains for him to start Cactus League games as the designated hitter before getting time at second base.
“It’s what’s best for me,” Profar said. “My arm feels fine, but I just want to make sure I’m ready for Opening Day.”
In other news, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels provided the following updates: