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Rangers designate Julio Borbon for assignment

The Rangers have DFA'd outfielder Julio Borbon.

Ronald Martinez

The Rangers have designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment, the team announced today.

Borbon has been up and down between Arlington and Triple-A since 2009, and has been a useful reserve outfielder. With the team having an open spot in center field, Borbon was believed to have had a shot at that.

Borbon will now have to return to the minors, where he will continue to provide the Rangers with good depth if anyone goes down with injury. If the current outfielders struggle, Borbon could be given a shot to try and win the job during the season.

The Rangers have said that they like Borbon and hope to keep him, and it appears as though it will go that way. The team has apparently even received trade interest on him, but declined because they did not want to rush to trade a quality player such as Borbon.

Borbon has a .283 career batting average for the Rangers.

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