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Texas Rangers' Roster Battles: 3 Most Intriguing Spring Position Battles
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Texas Rangers' Manager Ron Washington has some tough decisions to make this spring.

It's the same for every team to an extent. 

January turns to February, pitchers and catchers head south followed by position players.

In no time at all the entire team is present along with a collection of new faces, some acquired via trade, some signed to free agent contracts, a collection of prospects and of course the non-roster invites.

They're all there for one thing.

To compete for one of the 25 spots on a Major League Opening Day roster.  

Even within the spots that are claimed there are other battles. Who starts where? Are you an eighth inning relief pitcher or a mop-up guy? Are you batting leadoff or ninth?

Not every team has all of these battles but almost all of them have at least one. 

The Texas Rangers are the two-time defending American League Champions. Expectations are high in Arlington but, before the Rangers can start to officially defend their American League crown, they've got some decisions to make in Surprise, Arizona

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