Profar leading Dominican batting race

Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is tearing it up in the Dominican Republic Winter League, leading the batting race nine games into the season.

Profar is batting .469 in 32 at-bats for Licey, 31 percentage points better than teammate Yamaico Navarro, who is in the Baltimore Orioles' system.

Profar has 21 total bases with three doubles and a home run. He has a 1.217 OPS, which combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

Profar, batting second, was 2-for-3 with a double in the Tigres' 7-0 victory Sunday. There are no games scheduled for Monday.