T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com got a chance to talk to outfielder Engel Beltre and infielder Jurickson Profar about being on the rosters of Spain respective the Netherlands for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Both are with the Texas Rangers organization. Profar is one of the players, which gets promoted heavily by organizers since he is one of the best prospects in baseball at the moment. However he isn’t sure if he is going to play.
“I don’t know yet, I’m thinking about it,” Profar said. “Maybe I have a chance to make the [Rangers]. That’s why I’m thinking about it; see where I’m at and what’s going to happen.”
Meanwhile Beltre is probably not in a position to think about a spot on the opening day roster of the Rangers. He already suit up for Spain in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier and is looking forward to another chapter.
“I think it’s a good thing in my career to play at that level and play against different countries,” Beltre said. “I’ll try to do good there and see what happens to my career.”