SURPRISE, Ariz. — Julio Borbon doesn’t know what his future holds. Neither does Coty Woods.They are two players left in big-league camp whose status remains uncertain, but will be known in a week when 25-man rosters are due. Opening Day rosters must be submitted by 2 p.m. on March 31.Borbon is out of minor league options and must be placed on the Opening Day roster if the Rangers want to avoid the speedy outfielder being exposed to waivers.Woods is a Rule 5 draft pick who also must be on the 25-man roster or be offered back to his former team, the Colorado Rockies.“I have no hint whatsoever,” said Borbon, who went into Friday’s game with a .372 average this spring. “I’m just playing baseball like I was brought here to do. I don’t know what their plans are and I haven’t talked to them about it.”All signs seem to point to the Rangers parting ways with Borbon. Leonys Martin is widely viewed as the center fielder of the future, and Craig Gentry is having an impressive spring.And the Rangers are expected to carry only four outfielders — Martin, Gentry, Nelson Cruz and David Murphy. Utility candidate Jeff Baker would also be an option as a backup corner outfielder.That leaves Borbon, a supplemental first-round draft pick in 2007 who was the Opening Day center fielder in 2010 and 2011, on the outside looking in.“All I can do is my job and open their eyes to keep me around for whatever role they feel I fit,” Borbon said. “If not, we’ll have to see what happens after I get put on waivers.”Woods is in a similar position as Rule 5 pick. If he doesn’t make the 25-man roster and stay on it all season, the Rangers have to offer him back to the Rockies for $25,000, half the price of what the team paid. A trade could also be worked out to keep Woods. “Obviously the pressure should be getting to me, but I’m not going to let it,” said Woods, who has a 2.61 ERA over 10 Cactus League appearances. “I’m going to go down fighting and make their decision as hard as I can.”Ross OK with moveRobbie Ross would have liked to win the fifth spot in the rotation, but knows he didn’t run away with his opportunity this spring.That’s why he’s headed back to the bullpen.“I wasn’t the absolute biggest candidate to where I showed them they couldn’t do without me as a starter,” Ross said. “If it would’ve been something where I came in and blew their minds and just shown I could do it right away, maybe it would have been different.”Ross threw an inning of relief in a minor-league game Thursday and is ready to make the transition back to the bullpen. But he believes starting is still in his future.Ross said he made progress with his two off-speed pitches, a changeup and curveball. He threw primarily his fastball and slider last season. And Ross isn’t concerned about his ability to hold up over the course of the season.“I feel I can throw 200 innings,” Ross said.Lindblom progressingJosh Lindblom had his velocity back in the mid-90-mph range Thursday, and was set to make a minor-league appearance on Friday for his first back-to-back outings this spring.Still, Lindblom said his velocity isn’t the only part of the equation. He managed two quick outs Thursday, but then gave up a pair of runs on two hits and a walk before getting the third out.“It’s about staying locked in and finishing the inning off,” Lindblom said. “You kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you’ve got to stay on it and stay focused. Get the next guy out and not allow everything to snowball like I did.”Lindblom, acquired in the Michael Young trade this winter, remains a strong candidate to be a right-handed reliever in the Rangers’ bullpen on Opening Day.Briefly• Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman had surgery on March 15 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He’s expected to miss seven more weeks.• Colby Lewis, recovering from flexor tendon surgery on his right elbow, threw another bullpen session without any issues. He is scheduled to throw another session early next week and then progress to live batting practice.
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