SURPRISE, Ariz. The Texas Rangers are a World Series-caliber team with one big hole on their starting lineup.
Texas will begin full-squad workouts Sunday without a frontrunner for the starting centerfield job.
"It's open," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "Somebody's got to take it."
There are plenty of candidates who would like to fill that vacancy although none of them seem perfect for the job.
Julio Borbon is coming off a 2011 season that included two injuries and time spent in Triple A. Craig Gentry showed flashes of what he could do in his 64 games with the Rangers but a lengthy injury history and a lack of big-league experience could hurt him.
Leonys Martin has just 302 professional at-bats under his belt. Josh Hamilton may be the best candidate, but the Rangers are reluctant to put him in center every day because of the wear-and-tear the position puts on his body.
It's a big question mark for sure, but one Washington believes will sort itself out.
"We don't give a...