Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler plans to report to Spring Training on Feb. 10 and will bring a second baseman's glove him. He has no plans to purchase a first baseman's glove or even work at the position during the spring.

The Rangers, after some deliberation, are leaving Kinsler at second base, and that's the way he wants it.

"I'm excited about it," Kinsler said before his scheduled autograph session at FanFest on Saturday. "Second base is where I'm most comfortable, and it's a good feeling to have."

The Rangers approached Kinsler earlier in the offseason about the possibility of moving to first base. That would have allowed them to insert Jurickson Profar, their top Minor League prospect as ranked by MLB.com, into the lineup at second. But it would have also knocked Mitch Moreland off first base.

Kinsler was initially open to the idea of moving. But the more he thought about it, the more reluctant he became about the idea. General manager Jon Daniels officially shelved the plan when the Rangers signed Lance Berkman to be their designated hitter. At the same time, the Rangers decided on keeping Moreland at first and Kinsler at second.

"That's where I'm most comfortable at," Kinsler said. "Ultimately it's not my decision. If they want me to play first base, what can I do? I could ask for a trade or be mad, what other options do I have?

"We had a lot of discussions and second base is the place I want to play. I feel I have a lot to give at second base and a lot of years to still be productive. We had a lot of discussions, and that's the way it is. I think initially it was more like getting wrapped up trying to do what's best for the team. In my opinion, being at second base is best for the team."

The goal now is to be a better defensive second baseman. Kinsler tied a career-high with 18 errors at second base in 2012 for a .970 fielding percentage that was the lowest of his career. His range factor of 4.19 chances per nine innings was also the lowest of his career. In 2009 he had a career high of a .985 fielding percentage with 11 errors in 144 games and a 5.01 range factor.