Jurickson Profar won’t play in the Arizona Fall League due to shoulder soreness


Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has already missed all of the 2014 season due to a partial tear in his right shoulder. Now he won’t play in the Arizona Fall League as he is still experiencing soreness his shoulder, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports. Profar has already been examined by a doctor in Los Angeles and is expected to be examined again in Texas.

Profar, 21, has been a top prospect in baseball for quite some time, earning #1 overall honors from MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus going into the 2013 season. In his first extended look at the big league level last season, Profar hit .234/.308/.336 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 324 plate appearances.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.