Per a report by T.R. Sullivan, Rangers 2nd baseman Jurickson Profar will be having his wisdom teeth removed today, which could put his status for Opening Day in doubt.
Profar has yet to play the field during a Spring Training game due to right shoulder tendonitis, but was scheduled to possibly return to that role in less than a week. Now, with this setback, Profar will be completely sidelined for 3-5 days.
According to Sullivan, the Rangers believe he still has a shot at being good to go by Opening Day, but when you consider that he has yet to play the field, that narrative seems a bit optimistic.
Prior to returning to game action in the field, the Rangers want to be sure that Profar is able to make the more difficult and high-intensity throws such as relays and across his body. Until he's able to do that, he won't take the field during a game. In moving the clock back on that, it makes things a bit more cloudy and leaves open the possibility that Adam Rosales or Brent Lillibridge could be the middle infield counterpart for Elvis Andrus on March 31.