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Just in sheer numbers alone, there's bound to be a surprise or two for the Texas Rangers this spring,
Right now the club has 63 players on the spring training roster, five more than they've carried to camp in any of the last five years. Most of the 63 have their futures mapped out for them this year already whether they know it or not.
But there are a few who could have big springs and play themselves into the Rangers plans for this year. Here's a look at five who could surprise in Surprise this spring.
OF Julio Borbon: Remember when Borbon was the Opening Day centerfielder for the Rangers in back-to-back seasons? It seems so long ago but it was really just in 2010 and 2011. Now Borbon comes to back in a new situation. He's out of options so this is his last shot with the Rangers. General manager Jon Daniels has already said that Leonys Martin and Craig Gentry will get bulk of the work in center this year. But if for nothing else than to showcase Borbon, he's ...
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