SURPRISE, Ariz. -- On a hot, sunny afternoon, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels watched Minor League baseball.

He watched Class A right-hander Jacob Brigham, who has one of the best breaking balls in camp, and Double-A right-hander Michael Schlact, who was getting Royals Minor League batters to hit one ground ball after another. He noted catcher Max Ramirez's quick return from the World Baseball Classic.

The Major League club was off on Monday, but it is still not far from Daniels' mind.

"For the most part, if you drew up a list in January of the things you wanted to see in camp, we've worked down that list without issue," Daniels said. "Obviously from a health standpoint we've had our share of nicks but -- knock on wood -- it's been nothing serious."

While watching Minor League games, the general manager reviewed how he sees the Rangers at this point with two weeks to go before Opening Day.

Daniels is pleased with the starting rotation of Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Matt Harrison, Brandon McCarthy and Scott Feldman. He is still confident that Elvis Andrus is ready to be a Major League shortstop. He is happy with his Opening Day catching tandem of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden. He is not worried about first baseman Chris Davis or finding enough playing time for all his outfielders.

If there's a concern, it's in the bullpen. That seems to be weighing on people's minds, which is why there is some thought of using Jason Jennings in the bullpen. The Rangers have even mulled the possibility of Scott Feldman going back to the bullpen to help fill the gap in middle relief.

The Rangers trust Feldman and they have either Kris Benson or Jennings as possibilities for the fifth starter spot.

"We're looking at the best 12 pitchers we can break camp with," Daniels said, sitting on his golf cart on the backfields of the Rangers facility.

"In the bullpen, we have some decisions to make," Daniels said. "We're at the time of year where everybody is looking for bullpen help. It's hard to find significant upgrades. I suspect we'll pick from what we have and go with the 12 guys who give us the best chance of winning."

Right-handed closer Frank Francisco and left-handed setup reliever C.J. Wilson are locks. The Rangers also trust left-handed setup reliever Eddie Guardado, despite some shoulder issues, and there seems to be confidence in right-hander Warner Madrigal.

Three other spots appear wide open. Willie Eyre has pitched the best. Jimmy Gobble just arrived. Josh Rupe and Dustin Nippert are out of options, but have yet to show they deserve to be kept on the roster. The Rangers know they'll have to be exposed to waivers if they don't make the team.

"It's a consideration," Daniels said. "But they are going to make the club or not based on merit."

Then there is Derrick Turnbow and Brendan Donnelly, two veterans with past success. Both at one time were All-Stars. Both seemed to figure prominently coming into camp. Both are far from having secured a job.

"I tend to discount early spring performances from veterans just getting into shape," Daniels said. "The next 10 days to two weeks will be important for those guys. Now that they are in game shape, they need to find a level of consistency and let us know what we're buying."

The bullpen is the big issue. All others seem to be solved, including catcher, where the Rangers are ready to go with Saltalamacchia as the No. 1 guy and Teagarden behind him. Teagarden has had a rough spring. He had the flu, he's hitting .160 and he just took a fastball on the left arm from Neftali Feliz on Sunday that didn't help matters. He is still looking at making the team.

"I could care less about Spring Training numbers and very little whether a guy is hitting .200 or .800," Daniels said. "That doesn't change our evaluation. What we're looking for is improvement, aptitude, the work that's put in and conditioning. From that standpoint, both guys have had good camps."

Daniels said the same thing about Andrus, the Rangers' 20-year-old shortstop who is making the jump from Double-A. He displaced Gold Glove shortstop Michael Young, who switched to third base. The Rangers signed Omar Vizquel as insurance, but that doesn't seem to be needed. Daniels believes Andrus is earning the job.

"We're pleased with the way he has settled in," Daniels said. "The veterans have set a good example. It's like we said, he's not a finished product. We expect him to improve. He's going to help this team. He just needs experience."

Daniels is also expressing patience with first baseman Chris Davis, who is hitting .245 with two home runs and four RBIs in 53 at-bats.

"He's 23 years old, he's our guy and we're committed to him," Daniels said. "As long as the work and the commitment stays at the level he's established, the rest will take care of itself."

More intriguing may be the outfield situation, where manager Ron Washington will have to find enough at-bats for David Murphy, Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Marlon Byrd and either Andruw Jones or Frank Catalanotto. Daniels is unconcerned, noting the volatility of the Rangers outfield situation in the past.

"I remember last year we had too many outfielders and the next thing you know, we had to go get somebody [Brandon Boggs]," Daniels said. "You never have enough depth. The feeling I get from being around the guys is they are only concerned about winning."

The outfield isn't the problem. With two weeks to go before Opening Day, the bullpen weighs most heavily on the Rangers minds.