He spent part of last season in Double-A Frisco, where he posted a .281 average with 14 home runs and 16 steals. The Rangers promoted him to the majors late last season, where he played just nine games with a home run and two RBI.
Even if he was lights-out in spring training, which he wasn't by the way, it would have been hard for manager Ron Washington to find a spot for him.
Profar may get his 500 at-bats this season, but there is a very good chance it does not come with the Rangers. Profar is always the first name out of other general managers mouths when they call about a trade.
How about this? The Rangers desperately need a power bat to replace Josh Hamilton in the outfield, while the St. Louis Cardinals are searching for a shortstop to take over for Rafael Furcal, who is out for the season.
Anyone down for a Taveras-Profar swap?
AARON HICKS, OF, MINNESOTA TWINS
Of the players mentioned here, only Hicks will be an everyday player for his team at the outset. Well at least it appears he will anyway.
Minnesota needed someone to win the center field spot with Denard Span and Ben Revere now playing elsewhere. The Twins quietly hoped Hicks would win the job, but nobody expected him to win it going away.
Hicks, the 98th best prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, has been tremendous, hitting .326 with four doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored in 14 games.
While Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire hasn't come right out and said that Hicks is his man, the prevailing thought going into the spring was that the team preferred to use Darin Mastroianni as a fourth outfielder. Hicks' big spring should allow that to happen.
TRAVIS D'ARNAUD, C, NEW YORK METS
The New York Mets may have got a steal when they sent reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto for a package of players centered around catcher Travis D'Arnaud.
Once the centerpiece of a deal that sent Roy Halladay to Philadelphia, D'Arnaud was pegged to make his big league debut last season, but a torn PCL delayed that. He was hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI in 67 Triple-A games at the time of the injury.
D'Arnaud is ready. The always cost-conscious Mets will likely handle D'Arnaud the same way the Rays will treat Myers and wait until mid-June so they have him under their control for another year.