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Borbon's Future Up in the Air



    Julio Borbon has long been a prospect for the Texas Rangers, and when he's had his chances to be a starter he has failed miserably.

    The centerfielder has had good springs in the past and has tons of appeal because of his speed and was once seen as a prototypical leadoff man, but none of that came to the fruition for the Rangers. Now, Borbon is out of options, meaning the Rangers can't send him to the minor leagues forcing their hand to make a decision on Borbon, who's had another solid spring.

    The Rangers can either put Borbon on their big-league roster, designate him for assignment or trade him.

    Apparently there are some teams interested in acquiring Borbon, and the Rangers are undoubtedly listening as the 27-year-old has hit .333 with a .400 on-base percentage with five doubles, a triple and nine RBIs. He's walked more than he's struck out. All good numbers for a guy that won't be a free agent until 2018. So there's definitely some appeal there.

    The wise thing to do would be to trade Borbon and get something in return for him, even if it means putting him on your roster early in the season until someone bites on him.