Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is about to embark on his third full season in the major leagues.
So you'd think he'd know by now that if St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina ever has the baseball while he's on the basepaths, Profar is not safe from the eight-time Gold Glove winner's cannon of an arm until he's resting firmly on a bag.
Profar's Netherlands squad met Molina and Puerto Rico in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic on Monday, and the youngster may have finally learned the lesson.
After a first-inning single pushed a runner to third base, Profar rounded the bag then pumped his arms in celebration as he slowly retreated to first.
A little too slowly—Molina nailed Profar at first, mid-pimp.
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The boner might have cost the Netherlands too—they were held to two runs in the frame, then scored just one run the rest of the way to fall 4-3 in 11 innings. After his doomed single, Profar went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Puerto Rico will play the winner of Tuesday's United States–Japan matchup in the WBC championship game.