Report: Athletics, Rangers discussing potential Profar trade
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The Oakland Athletics are looking for backup options on the trade market in case they lose second baseman Jed Lowrie to free agency.

Oakland is among the clubs talking to the Texas Rangers about acquiring infielder Jurickson Profar, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Profar could play second base if Lowrie departs, with Franklin Barreto remaining an internal option if a deal can't be worked out between the division rivals.

The 25-year-old Profar was once considered the top prospect in baseball but didn't play a full season in the majors until last year.

in 146 games, the youngster hit .254/.335/.458 with 20 home runs, 35 doubles, 77 RBIs, and 10 steals.

Before 2018, he never produced an OPS above .660.

Profar is only projected to earn $3.4 million through arbitration in 2019 and isn't eligible for free agency until 2021.

Report: Athletics, Rangers discussing potential Profar trade
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