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Rangers' Borbon taking on challenge

Second-year player working hard to learn nuances of center field, leadoff positions

Updated: March 17, 2010, 9:55 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers center fielder Julio Borbon was a little high on a throw to a cutoff man in a recent spring training game and jogged back into the dugout clearly frustrated with himself.

The reaction pleased outfield coach Gary Pettis.

"Now he knows he can make the throws he wants to," Pettis said. "And when he doesn't do it, it bothers him. That's a guy that knows he can be better."

And it's a 24-year-old guy who has made steady improvement as a defender. ...

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