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On To The Next One: Jurickson Profar

Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) looks on during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar. Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

According to CBS Baseball Insider, Jon Heyman, Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar has hired veteran sports agent Scott Boras to represent him.  Pro Star Management previously represented the 21-year-old Profar.

Profar struggled during the 2013 season, batting only .234/.308/.336 in 324 plate appearances.  Right shoulder issues and a recent Grade ‘A’ arm strain have him sidelined until at least mid-summer.

As of last summer, Boras’ agency — Boras Corporation — ranked as the world’s second most valuable sports agency only behind Creative Artists Agency, according to Forbes.  At that time, Boras had negotiated $1.6 billion in contracts, which means commissions totaled over $80 million.

Some of Boras’ more well-known clients include Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, and Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth.