It was on Dec. 21, 2018, that the Texas Rangers moved Javier Profar to the Oakland Athletics as part of a three-team deal that included the acquisition of Brock Burke and Kyle Bird as well as Yoel Espinal and Eli White as well as $750,000 in international signing bonus pool space.
As a result of the departure of Jed Lowrie, the Athletics relied heavily on Profar to play the position of second base.
Profar was demoted to a platoon duty after the Athletics called up Corban Joseph and saw him struggle on defense and to keep his hitting average above .200. He was the worst defensive second baseman in the majors in 2019, with a Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) rating of -10.
To San Diego Padres in exchange for Austin Allen and an unspecified player or monetary considerations, the Oakland Athletics traded Profar on December 2, 2019.
Profar hit .278/.343/.428 in 56 games for the Padres in 2020, totaling seven home runs and 25 RBI. He appeared in 39 games in the outfield while also appearing in 17 games at second base and one at first base.
Profar re-signed with the Padres on January 27th, 2021, for a three-year, $21 million deal.
Manager Hensley Meulens made a public request for Curacao-born outfielder Javier Profar to be included in the Dutch World Baseball Classic squad after the team reached the semi-finals.
Profar was allowed to join the Rangers’ roster soon after. Profar was an infielder for the national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
How Tall Is Jurickson Profar?
Jurickson Profar stands at a height of 1.83 m.