Former Indian Profar homers in 1st MLB at-bat

Former Indian Profar homers in 1st MLB at-bat

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 02: Michael Young #10 celebrates with Jurickson Profar #2 of the Texas Rangers after Profar hit a solo home run during his first MLB at bat during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 2, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press / KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 5:19 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jurickson Profar has homered in his first career at-bat for the Texas Rangers.

The 19-year-old hit a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland starter Zach McAllister an estimated 388 feet over the right-field wall as Texas' No. 9 hitter in the third inning on Sunday.

Profar became a surprise starter at second base when Ian Kinsler came up with a stiff back before the game.

Profar is the first player born in 1993 to play in a major league game. He hit .281 with 14 homers and 62 RBIs at Double-A Frisco. He homered in the Futures Game in July in Kansas City during All-Star week.

In 2010 he spent the summer with the Spokane Indians.

Profar is the third-youngest player in Rangers history behind pitchers David Clyde and Wilson Alvarez.

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