The Rangers are considering the possibility of adding a seventh coach, which is now allowed under new Major League rules. They could opt for the recent trend of adding an assistant hitting coach to work with Dave Magadan.
Magadan after working with Jurickson Profar this week at the Ballpark in Arlington: "He's as advertised. Always has a smile on his face, just like what I said about Leonys [Martin], very open. Not that I'm coming here changing guys, just little things you say to guys you feel can make them a little more consistent. He's 19 years old, loves being out here. If you let him, he'll hit for two hours in the cage. A lot of energy, a lot of positive energy, and that's a good thing."
Profar had his winter-ball season in the Dominican Republic cut short by some right forearm soreness, but said the problem has gone away.
"Maybe I was tired," he said. "I rested and now I'm 100 percent."