For 11 consecutive games Jurickson Profar could be found at second base, designated hitter and first base for the Texas Rangers. On Wednesday, he could be found on the bench against the Houston Astros.
Profar sat for the first time since he was promoted from Triple A Round Rock on May 27 to fill in for the suspended Rougned Odor. Profar’s hot bat kept him on the roster, and the slumping bats of Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland helped him stay in the lineup after Odor returned.
Aside from playing 11 consecutive games, Profar also was given a two-day crash course this week in playing first base that required extra time on the field before games.
“I feel good,” said Profar, who has a hit in all 11 games he’s played. “They decided to give me a day off. I’ll take it.”
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Moreland returned to first base after two days off, and Fielder was in the lineup for a third straight game after he was taken out of the lineup for two games.
Fielder went 2 for 4 on Monday but was 0 for 3 with three strikeouts Tuesday.
“I’m trying to make adjustments,” Fielder said. “Any time you get benched you try not to let any of that happen again.”