Brian Dozier may be staying in Minnesota, forcing the Dodgers to look elsewhere for a second baseman. That search brought them to Arlington, Texas.

L.A. “has spoken” with the Rangers about infielder Jurickson Profar, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

“While a trade for Profar does not appear likely, the Rangers at some point will need to act on his future, particularly if they sign free agent Mike Napoli to play first base. Profar is represented by Scott Boras and under club control for only three more seasons, and his value is not likely to increase if he remains in a utility role.” -Rosenthal

I previously wrote about Profar’s fit with the Dodgers. He was once considered a future star but those predictions have yet to come to fruition. Profar missed 2014 and 2015 with injuries and when he did play, he was underwhelming. Profar is still just 23 and displaced in the Rangers infield, so there’s reasons for both sides to make a deal. The biggest issue could be the difference in his perceived value to actual value. Profar is currently a major disappointment, but Texas has little reason to give him away. The Rangers will want value closer matched to Profar the prospect than Profar the major leaguer.

Profar is just another name in a growing list of players the Dodgers are interest in for their second base opening. We’ll see if talks gain any traction.

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4 Responses

  1. jhigelin

    Did you guys hear of a possible trade of Wood and Thompson for Kinsler?

    Would that be good? No pun intended?

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  2. AlwaysCompete

    jhigelin I have heard nothing about this even being a consideration.  I am not sure where it started but I cannot see the Tigers accepting this.  But to answer your final question, if the Tigers would accept it, then do it before they change their minds.

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  3. JustinKlein

    The gm said J.D Martinez and Ian Kinsley are going nowhere

    Reply

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