Who's No. 1: The 2008 season could be the last stand for infielder Drew Meyer, the Rangers' No. 1 Draft pick in 2002, who has fallen to the fringes of the organization. He played in five games at the Major League level in 2006 but spent all of 2007 with Oklahoma and hit just .213 in 72 games and 225 at-bats."I talked to him," Servais said. "I told him the scholarship has run out. He needs to compete and he understands that. He's come in here in the best shape I've seen since I've been here." Gold may have chance: The Rangers sent Nate Gold back to Oklahoma on Friday. He was just 3-for-16 in Cactus League games -- including a home run off Trevor Hoffman -- but seemed to leave a more favorable impression on the Rangers than in past springs. He will be the starting first baseman with Oklahoma, while Chris Davis is expected to start at Double-A Frisco. "Right now, Ben Broussard is the first baseman in Texas," Washington said. "Nate needs to go down and continue to do what he's doing. You never know what may happen. He didn't hurt himself up here. He got some big hits. He's a nice player." Class of '07: Engel Beltre, the prized young outfielder acquired from the Boston Red Sox last July in the Eric Gagne trade, had a nice start in his first Minor League game this spring, going 4-for-5 in an exhibition game. Most notable was a triple he hit off the center-field wall in one at-bat, then beat out a drag bunt in his next at-bat. He said it: "You have to have that kind of attitude that you belong. Every Minor Leaguer's goal is to be in the big leagues and be there a long time. If you don't have that mindset, then you don't belong." -- Davis
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.