Rangers Trade Jurickson Profar to Oakland A’s in 3-Team Agreement

Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar #19 during an MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers in May. Photo by Albert Pena/Csm/REX/Shutterstock (9692021t)

The Texas Rangers traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the Oakland Athletics on Friday as part of a 3-team agreement that also involves the Tampa Bay Rays. In exchange, they will receive four players—two from the minor league, a 2019 draft pick and baseman Eli White.

The Rangers will also waive Rollie Lacy, a minor-league player they acquired this summer from the Chicago Cubs as part of the r deal. Lacy will head to the Rays alongside reliever Emilio Pagan and a 2019 draft pick.

Besides White, other players heading to Texas are Kyle Bird, Yoel Espinal and Brock Burke. The Rangers will also receive international bonus money from the A’s. Sources close to the Rangers reported the bonus amount will be $750,000.

After they elevate Bird and Burke to the team’s major league roster, the Rangers will still have four open spots. Meanwhile, Profar will add depth to the A’s squad with his multi-position skills. Last season he hit .254 for 20 home runs and 77 RBIS. He played mostly as a third baseman and a shortstop. He can also play the second base position and will most likely fill up Jed Lowrie’s open position in Oakland.