Monday, June 29, 2009

Borbon will start tonight

Oddly enough batting 6th at DH. Weird. All this per Tony Andro at the FWST:


Julio Borbon starting tonight for Rangers

He'll bat sixth and start at designated hitter. It looks like Willie Eyre is the odd-man out although nothing is official. Borbon is not here yet.

- Anthony Andro



And this per TRS:

Borbon in starting lineup
The Rangers called up outfielder Julio Borbon and will likely send reliever Willie Eyre to the minor leagues to make room for Borbon on the 25-man roster.

Borbon was in the Rangers' lineup, hitting sixth and at designated hitter. In 70 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, he was hitting .300 with a .366 on-base percentage. Borbon is a center fielder and has led off for Oklahoma City.

The Rangers were carrying eight relief pitchers -- 13 pitchers total -- which left them with three bench players before this move. Manager Ron Washington said he would carry 13 pitchers until the bullpen settled down after heavy use.

Eyre has thrown 5 1/3 innings for the Rangers this season after returning from the disabled list. He has a 5.06 ERA with the Rangers.



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