He'll bat sixth and start at designated hitter. Borbon is taking Willie Eyre's spot on the roster. Borbon figures to see plenty of playing time. "We didn't bring him up here to sit," Washington said. Washington also said this wasn't a panic move. Borbon, a natural centerfielder, could start in left Tuesday.
"It definitely caught me off guard," Borbon said. "It's a dream come true. I'm excited to be here and ready to go right now."
Borbon was hitting .288 with 28 RBI, 19 stolen bases and 53 runs scored for Oklahoma City. Eyre has been optioned to Oklahoma City. Washington said the Rangers wants to try and extend Eyre so he can be a multiple-inning reliever.
- Anthony Andro