The Rangers designated Borbon for assignment last week to make room on their roster for starting pitcher Nick Tepesch. Texas is reportedly confident that they'll be able to complete a trade for Borbon, but the asking price appears to be high for the outfielder.
Borbon was Texas' regular center fielder in 2010. That season he hit .276/.309/.340 with 11 doubles, four triples and three home runs with 15 stolen bases in 22 attempts over 468 plate appearances. The 27-year-old owns a career batting line of .283/.324/.358 over parts of four years in the majors.
Last season, Borbon hit .304/.349/.433 with 23 doubles, eight triples, 10 home runs and 29 stolen bases in 28 attempts for the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate. Beyond the Orioles, the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Houston Astros have also been tied to Borbon.