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.
Texas was hoping to get Borbon through waivers so they could outright him to Round Rock. Texas had tried to trade Borbon since they designated him last week but were unable to get a deal done. The Cubs have to pay the Rangers 20,000 for Borbon.
Borbon, a supplemental pick in the 2007 draft, was the Opening Day centerfielder for the Rangers in 2010 and 2011. He spent all of last year in the minors but made the Opening Day roster this year. The club spent the early part of the season trying to deal Borbon, who was out of options. They then had to clear a roster spot for starter Nick Tepesch, which led to them designated Bor...