There's competition for center field

Borbon, Gentry and Martin are leading candidates to allow Hamilton to play left

Updated: February 27, 2012, 9:10 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Don't mix up the Texas Rangers' competition for center field with the idea that they aren't sure who the best center fielder is on their roster.

That title clearly belongs to Josh Hamilton. Just check out the postseason lineup card the last two years. When manager Ron Washington went with the outfield that he felt gave him the best chance to win the most important games, Hamilton was in center.

But the 30-year-old slugger hasn't played a full season since 2008, ...

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