Jurickson Profar remains undecided about playing in this year's World Baseball Classic.
It's a decision the Texas Rangers' infield prospect clearly is weighing heavily, whether to compete on an international stage for the Netherlands or stay in Rangers camp to boost his chances of making the team.
"It's tough," said Profar, who arrived at spring training Friday. "There are a lot of things."
Profar, who turns 20 on Wednesday, said he has to make a decision by the middle of next week. The Dutch team begins play the first week of March in Japan. He admitted that fans and others in his native Curacao hope he picks the WBC.
"They want me to play," Profar said.
As far as the Rangers' stance, Profar said: "They didn't tell me anything. They just told me the decision I made, they were behind it. They were supporting me."
Manager Ron Washington understands the pressure on Profar to make that kind of decision, but wasn't ready to give his input on it.
Profar has yet to make call on World Baseball Classic
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Feb 16