Profar likely out 2nd year in row after shoulder surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar has undergone shoulder surgery and is expected to miss his second season in a row.

Team physician Dr. Keith Meister repaired a labrum tear in Profar's right shoulder Monday in Texas.

According to the team, Meister reported that surgery went well and nothing else needed to be surgically repaired in the shoulder.

After missing last season because of his shoulder, Profar had started throwing while getting an MRI every three weeks. The 22-year-old infielder was throwing at 105 feet, the same distance before a previous setback last September, when an MRI last week revealed the same muscle strain.

Once the team's top prospect, Profar was 19 when he homered in his first major league at-bat in 2012.

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