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Yankees have interest in Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar

Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has played well as a designated hitter in the Arizona Fall League while he continues to recover from March shoulder surgery.
Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has played well as a designated hitter in the Arizona Fall League while he continues to recover from March shoulder surgery.

The Yankees are interested in Rangers’ infielder Jurickson Profar, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Two years ago, Profar was rated the top prospect in the minor leagues by Baseball America, MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says the club would prefer to hold onto Profar. He played in 85 games as a rookie in 2013 but missed the next two seasons with shoulder injuries. Profar, 22, has looked good as a designated hitter in the Arizona Fall League.

“We are not looking to trade him,” Daniels told to the Post. “We held onto him this long. We are pretty optimistic his shoulder is fit. The mindset is to wait and see where he is. We believe he will get back to his value, which was one of the best young players out there.”

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