Texas general manager Jon Daniels heads to the general manager's meetings next week knowing the main area of need for his club is hitting.

He also goes knowing that outfielder Nelson Cruz will likely reject the qualifying offer the team gave him for 2014.

"I expect he's going to turn down the qualifying offer," said Daniels. "Beyond that I don't know. I'm sure we'll stay in touch. If the general speculation throughout the national media and baseball media is accurate, I think there's going to be a lot of big deals given out. With the lack of power, Nellie may very well benefit from that. We've got interest but we've got a level we'll go up to and we'll see what happens."

Cruz has until Monday to make his decision about the qualifying offer, which would pay him $14.1 million for 2014.

Daniels said that if Cruz does remain with the Rangers, he's capable of playing both the outfield and filling the team's need at designated hitter.

Daniels said he expects teams to have interest in the glut Texas has in the middle infield with the trio of Elvis Andrus, Ian Kinsler and Jurickson Profar.

One way to clear up that issue would be to move Kinsler from second to another position to create a spot for Profar. Daniels said the club has had internal discussions about position moves but hasn't talked to any player about the possibility.