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June 17, 2013

Jurickson Profar could be outfield-ready in 7-10 days

Ron Washington estimated Jurickson Profar would be ready to start at left field in seven to 10 days. Rangers outfield coach Gary Pettis started working with the 20 year-old rookie today to get him acclimated to the position.

“Right now Profar has got to do his work in other places,” Washington said. “The idea is for him to be functional in left field.”

David Murphy, the Rangers’ starting left fielder in 56 of the club’s 70 games, has hit .176 over the last 19 games to move his season average down to .211.

So far this season, Profar has started at second base, third base, shortstop and -- tonight -- designated hitter. He is the youngest player in franchise history to start at DH.

-- Christian Clark

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