The Texas Rangers designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment on Tuesday, and the team expects to work out a trade before he lands on waivers next week, writes T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com
Lone Star Ball: Where will Julio Borbon end up?
With speed, solid defensive ability in center and some potential at the plate, Borbon could be a valuable addition to a team in need of outfield help. The Rangers are unlikely to get a significant return for Borbon at this point since he will become available via waivers if no trade can be reached. Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that the Orioles have expressed interest, but found the asking price too high at this point. Sullivan cites the Astros, Mets, Mariners and Twins as potential suitors thanks to their lack of outfield depth. The Rays also scouted Borbon during the spring. He cites one source that expects the Rangers will seek a major-league-ready reliever in return.
If the Rangers do not find a trade partner this week, Borbon will be placed on waivers and the Rangers expect that he will be claimed should that happen.
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