Found April 20, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
PLAYERS: Julio Borbon
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
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The Cubs claimed speedy centerfielder Julio Borbon off of waivers yesterday. Borbon made himself known amongst the Cubs faithful by being caught stealing to end the game. Prior to that there was a lot of speculation about the roster move to clear a space on both the 40 man and 25 man rosters. Many speculated that Borbon addition would mean the end of Dave Sappelt in the lineup. The move makes sense as Sappelt is the Cubs current fifth outfielder, but it would mean the end of the dramatic platooning the Cubs had put in place to start the season. Borbon would be the only true centerfielder on the roster and would provide the fastest player on the roster. Of course, Alberto Gonzalez was the player the removed from both rosters to make room for Borbon, but created the unfavorable roster construction of 6 outfielders for the time being. The Cubs will probably play with this roster until Ian Stewart is ready to come back, and that is when the Cubs are going to have to decide betw...
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