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Cubs claim Julio Borbon off waivers from Rangers

Apr 19, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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Texas couldn’t find a trade it liked for Julio Borbon after designating him for assignment last week, so now the Rangers have lost him on waivers for nothing.

Borbon just posted on Twitter that he was claimed by the Cubs, who’ll give him a look as a backup outfielder.

Borbon’s stock has dropped in the past couple seasons, but he’s still a speedy 27-year-old center fielder with a .283 batting average in the majors and a .304 batting average at Triple-A. He doesn’t offer much power or plate discipline, but as far as reserve outfielders go Borbon is a solid one.

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