Jurickson Profar has been cleared for more baseball activities after an MRI showed improvement on the torn muscle in his right shoulder.
Profar will begin swinging a bat immediately and, if all goes well, will start a throwing program in a week.
Profar, on the 60-day disabled list with a torn teres major muscle, has been sidelined since the season started. He dealt with shoulder tendinitis throughout spring training and injured it further once he got on an accelerated throwing program after he had been cleared to throw.
Because of that, assistant general manager Thad Levine said, the Rangers will likely take a more cautious approach with Profar this time around.
Profar, 21, is eligible to be activated on May 29, but signs point more towards a June return.
“We’ll make sure he’s full-go when he gets back on the field,” Levine said.
Levine went on to provide more injury updates: