The Rangers are still planning on utilizing Minor as a starting pitcher this season even after supplementing their rotation depth with the February additions of Bartolo Colon and Jesse Chavez, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said prior to spring training that Profar isn't being shopped and is expected to be included on the team's Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers received positive reports on Beltre's conditioning heading into spring training and expect the veteran third baseman to face no limitations on the health front, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Palumbo (elbow) was able to throw from 120 feet this week and is on the verge of tossing his first mound session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.