Jason Botts, who will have his work cut out for him in making the Rangers roster, could help his cause if he can make himself more versatile. Botts, who normally plays in the outfield and as a designated hitter, could see some time at first base in spring training. "It's important that he's makes himself as valuable to us as possible so we discussed him working out at first base," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "I'm going to spend some time with him and see if we can smooth him out a little bit and at least get him where he's serviceable over there. Hopefully we can get his bat going."
- Anthony Andro