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Report: Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar out another 8-12 weeks after tweaking shoulder

Jurickson Profar hit a home run in his first at-bat in the majors. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) Jurickson Profar hit a home run in his first at-bat in the majors. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar, who tore a muscle in his right shoulder at the end of March and was ruled out 10-12 weeks, will be out another 8-12 weeks because he reportedly tweaked the shoulder while rolling over in bed, according to tweets from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Despite the tweak, surgery is not expected.

Profar had recently started playing in extended spring training games and was expected back in the lineup in June but will now look to return toward the end of the season -- if at all -- after he completes rehab for the Grade 2 strain.

The 21-year-old, who is part of that rare club to hit a home run in his first MLB at bat, had hit .234 with six home runs and 26 RBI and recorded a .644 OPS in 286 at-bats in the majors. 

The Rangers will also deal with the possible season-ending surgery for first baseman Prince Fielder, which was reported on Thursday.

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