"I like it here and want to be with this team," Harrison said. "We'll see how it goes. We're still talking." Harrison said that if something isn't done before the season, he'd likely prefer to wait until after the season and talk again so it doesn't serve as a distraction. The Rangers approached Kinsler earlier in the offseason about the possibility of moving to first base. But in a 4½-hour meeting with a few Rangers officials and Kinsler's agent, Jay Franklin, prior to Christmas, Kinsler talked about wanting to stay at second. General manager Jon Daniels announced Monday that the club was planning on starting the season with Kinsler at second and Mitch Moreland at first, despite broaching the idea of moving Kinsler to first base earlier in the offseason.
Texas Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler said he expressed a desire to stay at second base rather than move to first base to club officials in a meeting last month, but didn't draw "a line in the sand" about it.