SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Martin Perez had a rough outing in his second Cactus League start. Here's six things -- and then some -- to take away from Thursday's action.
2. Julio Borbon is trying to stake his claim to the starting spot in center field. Jean-Jacques Taylor said his job is to simply make the decision as difficult as possible this spring. General manager Jon Daniels jumped on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben & Skin show to talk about the center field battle.
4. Manager Ron Washington left Surprise on Thursday for a family emergency. He'll be back with the team Saturday in Las Vegas.
6. Director of minor league operations Jake Krug said the Rangers are looking to challenge shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar. The Rangers are keeping an open mind about where Profar plays this season.