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June 29, 2009

Julio Borbon starting tonight for Rangers

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

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what the hell?? Why in the world would you hit Julio Borbon 6th and DH??? Washington has to be the dumbest manager ever!

WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU START THE BEST CF RANGED GUY CLOSE TO COMING UP AT DH AND WHY WOULD YOU BAT HIM 6TH?

wash, you sir are an idiot

It's either:
- Shake up the lineup, or
- Showcase him for a trade, or
- If he hits, Murphy or Jones is gone via trade.

Why not DH? He's unfamiliar with playing in Arlington and they're facing the red-hot Angels. Ease him into the OF slowly.

as i feared and wrote during the game, putting a light slaphitter in the 6 hole proved costly when he stepped up wtih the bases loaded. a guy (a rookie making his debut no less) like Borbon you either bat leadoff or 9th. not in a run producing 6-slot! washington doesn't have a freaking clue. great teacher, great guy to have in the clubhouse, but completely overmatched and useless as a tactician/actual manager.

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