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Jurickson Profar doesn’t expect to play this season

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The bad news keeps rolling in for the Rangers.

Jurickson Profar was in Texas’ clubhouse before Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Orioles and acknowledged to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the recent re-aggravation of his teres major muscle strain will likely prevent him from appearing in a big league game this season.

“If I have to lose the year, that’s alright,” said the talented 21-year-old infielder. “I want to get better.”

Profar was expected to open the 2014 season as the Rangers’ starting second baseman -- effectively replacing Ian Kinsler -- but he began experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder in late March and hit the 60-day disabled list on April 12.

Profar was making progress on his rehab for much of May -- even appearing in games at extended spring training -- but he re-strained the shoulder muscle on May 22 and is now shut down indefinitely.

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