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The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday.
Borbon, 27, spent all of last season with Round Rock, the Rangers' Double-A affiliate, where he hit .304 with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 133 games. He hit .317 in 32 spring training games for the Rangers this season and went hitless in one regular season at-bat before being designated for assignment on April 9.
''It's another way to make the organization stronger,'' Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. ''He's an athlete, a left-handed hitter and can play every outfield position. He's a young guy that's had big league success already.''
To make room for Borbon on the roster, Chicago designated Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. Gonzalez appeared in 11 games for the Cubs this season, batting .217 (5-for-23).
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As expected, the Texas Rangers weren't able to sneak outfielder Julio Borbon through waivers.
Borbon announced the news himself on Twitter with the following tweet:
Chicago Cubs!!!! Julio Borbn (@JulioBorbon20) April 19, 2013
Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed by the Chicago Cubs Friday. The Rangers put Borbon on waivers Wednesday.
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