Julio Borbon designated for assignment
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Borbon was able to beat the odds and make the club after batting .317 in 32 games in spring training. But he was the odd man out with Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin also having great springs and sharing center field.
"We had some teams during the spring check in on him," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said of Borbon. "We weren't really in a rush to do anything. He's a big league player. There just wasn't the spot or the opportunity here at this time. There's no doubt in my mind he can play in the big leagues."
Borbon appeared in one game for the Rangers this season, going 0-for-1 with a run scored as a pinch runner April 3 at Houston. He has spent his entire career with the organization since being picked by Texas in the supplemental first round (35th overall) of the 2007 June draft.
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