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Rangers trade rumors: Yankees interested in Jurickson Profar

A few teams are keen on trying to acquire Jurickson Profar.

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According to Joel Sherman, a number of teams have inquired about Jurickson Profar, one of which is the New York Yankees. Going into the 2013 season "Profar was the consensus No. 1 prospect in the majors...but shoulder injuries have kept him from playing in the majors the past two years."

He's currently on a throwing program, and the Rangers expect him to be healthy for 2016 spring training. He's been in Texas' system since 2010, and while his ascension to becoming a full-time major league player has been oft-delayed, Profar is still only 22 years old, and has plenty of time to prove himself.

Despite his struggles with staying healthy, the Rangers don't appear to be interested in moving him at this time.

"We are not looking to trade him. We held onto him this long. We are pretty optimistic his shoulder is fit. The mindset is to wait and see where he is. We believe he will get back to his value, which was one of the best young players out there."

Sherman notes that the Yankees "would have interest in Profar as a second baseman", and that the Mets and Padres could join the mix if he was indeed made available. However for now, Profar is undoubtedly in the Rangers' future plans, and a team would likely have to offer a great package at full value to pry him away.