The Oakland A’s have filled their impending hole at second base by trading for infielder Jurickson Profar in a three-team, seven-player deal, the teams confirmed Monday.
Profar is coming off his best season as a pro, batting .254 with 20 home runs and 77 RBIs in 146 games in 2018.
Jed Lowrie, the A’s second baseman last season, is a free agent and expected to leave.
The A’s will send infield prospect Eli White to the Texas Rangers and reliever Emilio Pagan and the 38th pick in the 2019 draft to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rangers will also receive three minor leaguers from Tampa Bay — lefthander Brock Burke and relievers Kyle Bird and Yoel Espinal — and send righty prospect Rollie Lacy to the Rays.
The Rangers will receive international signing pool money in the deal as well.
–Field Level Media