Santana will be the Rangers' primary center fielder, at least early in the season, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

The team has been testing Nick Solak at the position this spring, and while he looks comfortable, Santana will get the majority of the work there for now. Santana started everywhere except pitcher and catcher last season, so the Rangers will be able to get him in the lineup as long as he's hitting well. Anything close to a repeat of last season's .283/.324/.534 line that was partly comprised of 28 homers and 21 steals will make him a very valuable player for Texas and fantasy owners; however, Santana hit just .219/.256/.319 over the previous four seasons combined, so a repeat can hardly be guaranteed.

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