Profar cleared to resume baseball activities
APR 30, 2014 9:57a ET
An MRI of Profar's right shoulder revealed that his muscle tear has healed. Profar has been cleared to resume baseball activities, and will start swinging a bat immediately.
Profar is slated to begin a throwing program in a week.
Profar, who is on the 60-day disabled list, isn't eligible to rejoin the club until May 29.
Texas assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club will take a cautious approach with Profar, who was slowed twice in the spring by shoulder problems.
"What we experienced in terms of spring training in an effort to ramp him up faster, I can see us being a little bit more cautious with him," Levine said. "We'll use every bit of the time to make sure he's a full go when he gets back on the field."
Here's a quick update on other Rangers on the mend:
Texas Opening Day starter Tanner Scheppers, who is on the DL with right elbow inflammation, is slated to start a throwing program Thursday.
Derek Holland (left knee surgery) is slated to throw another bullpen tomorrow.
Pedro Figueroa will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday and also have a torn left flexor tendon repaired.
Left-hander Joseph Ortiz (fractured left foot) has started a throwing program in Arizona.
Left-hander Joe Saunders (left ankle) will throw three innings or 50 pitches in an extended spring game Friday in Surprise.
Round Rock right-hander Neftali Feliz (sore right arm) is pain free and the club is formalizing a throwing program for him.