ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers made the move that was expected Tuesday, designating outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment to make room for Tuesday starter Nick Tepesch.
The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Borbon to the minor leagues.
"I'm biased," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I'm around him (Borbon) all the time. I've seen the work he put in. I think he's better than a lot of guys that are out there."
There was interest in Borbon by other teams during spring training. Daniels said the team wasn't in a rush to make a deal happen at the time. The club will could keep Borbon in limbo for the next eight days trying to work out a deal. They have eight days before they have to put him on waivers and expose him to other teams.
"He's a big-league player," Daniels said. "The spot and the opportunity isn't here at this time. There's no doubt in my mind he can play in the big leagues."
Borbon, who took early batting practice with the Rangers, had jus...