Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/18/12
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The Texas Rangers will open spring training with 58 players vying for the 25 spots. While all 58 are looking to make some sort of impression, big springs are more important for some than others. Here's a look five players who need to have big springs to prove they belong in Arlington. OF Julio Borbon Remember when Borbon looked like he could be a fixture in the Texas outfield? That was 2009, when he hit .312 in 46 games and stole 19 bases, showing flashes of a player the Rangers were hoping was their centerfielder of the future. He wasn't bad in 2010, spending the entire year in Texas. But 2011 was a bad one all around for him, struggling in Texas (.305 on-base percentage) before getting sent down to Round Rock. His season came to an end following ankle surgery. Borbon spent the winter playing in the Dominican, but didn't even hit .200. The centerfield job is open but Borbon has to show he's deserving, as Craig Gentry earned his stripes last year with Texas and Leonys Martin a...
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