The American League West is getting a little bit of a shakeup with the Texas Rangers buying and selling super-utility participant Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team deal that additionally includes the Tampa Bay Rays.
Profar was anticipated to turn out to be the full-time third baseman in Texas following Adrian Beltre’s retirement. The 25-year-old switch-hitter loved a positive 2018 marketing campaign, hitting 20 dwelling runs with a .793 OPS in 146 video games for the Rangers, seeing time at each infield place in addition to left subject.
The consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball forward of the 2013 season, Profar missed your entire 2014 and 2015 seasons with a shoulder harm. He returned to play 90 video games in 2016 after which performed simply 22 video games in 2017.
Profar will presumably turn out to be the Athletics’ new second baseman, changing free agent Jed Lowrie.
The Rangers will obtain infielder Eli White from Oakland and pitchers Brock Burke, Kyle Fowl and Yoel Espinal from the Rays. Tampa Bay will get pitcher Emilio Pagan and the 38th general decide within the 2019 draft from Oakland, in addition to pitcher Rollie Lacy from the Rangers.