Texas Rangers positional battle review: Who takes center field?

SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Eli White #41 of the Texas Rangers rounds third base during the fourth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Eli White #41 of the Texas Rangers rounds third base during the fourth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers Center Field battle: Jason Martin

Jason Martin signed a minor league pact with the Texas Rangers earlier this offseason, and has put on one of the greatest spring training shows to date.

So far this spring, Martin is hitting .455 with two long balls and four driven-in over 11 at-bats.

In a small sample size, Jason Martin has been one of the most productive outfielders that the Rangers have had in camp.

Even if he doesn’t make the starting nine, Martin is still burnishing his case to be on the Opening Day roster.

Still just 25-years old, Martin has had two seasons in the major leagues, both with Pittsburgh.

He’s a career .200 hitter in the major leagues over 27 games, with two doubles, two RBIs and six walks.

He could be a useful fourth outfielder for the Rangers, and fight for playing time and a potential starting role if any of the outfielders ahead of him go down.

If he continues to play well, there is no doubt he’ll see some big league action this season.

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