SURPRISE, Ariz. On the eve of the first workout for Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers, the organization's brass had its pre-spring meetings at the Surprise Recreation Complex.
Once the meetings ended, general manager Jon Daniels talked about some of the expectations for the spring. And even though the full squad workouts don't begin until Saturday, prospect Jurickson Profar remained the No. 1 topic.
Daniels said Profar, who is still undecided on whether or not he will play in the World Baseball Classic, likely will not see any action in the outfield this spring. How much action Profar sees at all depends on his WBC commitment with the Netherlands.
Whatever his WBC commitment is, Daniels made it clear that Profar, 19, can still make the big-league roster. But if the role is strictly as a utility infielder, a job usually reserved for a veteran, then it appears unlikely.
"To make the club in this sort of role you've got to be able to play different positions...