"He is having fun and enjoying himself," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Now we can get a look at his abilities."
The Rangers really wanted to see Martin play good defense this spring. Martin has been spending a lot of time with outfield coach Gary Pettis, and Washington said it's paying off.
"He looks comfortable out there," Washington said. "He really does. He's playing a good center field, he's making good reads and throwing to the cutoff man. I haven't seen him miss one yet. He's still going to make mistakes, but what he's doing now is playing under control."
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