Player Page

Julio Borbon | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Orioles selected OF Julio Borbon in the minor league portion of Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
It's a nice low-risk move that adds organizational depth for the Orioles. The 27-year-old speedster slashed a meager .202/.284/.279 in 104 at-bats with the Cubs in 2013. Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:47:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Cubs sent OF Julio Borbon outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Borbon cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old batted just .202/.284/.279 over 72 games with the club.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Cubs designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment.

Cubs skipper Dale Sveum wasn't happy with a baserunning mistake that Borbon made in the ninth inning of Friday's loss to the Dodgers, going as far as to say it changed the ballgame. That isn't the sole reason for his dismissal though, as he was hitting a paltry .200/.282/.276 with three RBI on the season.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Julio Borbon had walk-off pinch-hit single in a 6-5 win over the Reds in 14 innings on Thursday.

After sitting on the bench for around five hours, Borbon punched a two-out single through the left side to bring in Starlin Castro to end it. It was just his second RBI since being acquired claimed off waivers from the Rangers back in April. His speed is useful, but the Cubs will have to deal an outfielder for him to be fantasy relevant again.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Julio Borbon went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the Cubs' victory Monday.

It seems like a given that the Cubs will eventually trade an outfielder, whether it's Alfonso Soriano or David DeJesus. Ideally, Brett Jackson would come up and fill a starting spot when it happens, but if he's still not ready, Borbon could get an extended look. With his speed, he'd have considerable fantasy value if it happens.
Mon, May 27, 2013 10:01:00 PM

Julio Borbon has stolen three bases since he joined the Cubs last month.

Borbon hasn't been playing enough to warrant an update over the past month (he's logged more than two at-bats in a game just twice since the Cubs claimed him off waivers from the Rangers on April 19). If he can secure some playing time over the summer, Borbon will be useful in NL-only formats in the batting average and steals departments. Chicago has displayed no willingness to exercise their atrophying 27-year-old outfielder, however.
Sun, May 19, 2013 02:44:00 AM

Cubs claimed OF Julio Borbon off waivers from the Rangers.

The Rangers were unable to find a trade partner to unload Borbon, but plenty of teams surely put in a waiver claim for him, and the Cubs got him. He'll back up David DeJesus in center field for now but is a candidate for increased playing time down the road with a number of the Cubs' outfielders likely to be on the trade block.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 01:30:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Julio Borbon will be placed on waivers after the Rangers were unable to find a trade partner.

Borbon drew plenty of interest, but the Rangers were unable to make a match and will now likely lose him for nothing. The Astros have been mentioned as a possibility and it would be surprising if they didn't take a chance on him. We should learn more about his status soon.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 02:06:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com hears the Rangers' optimism has faded to find a trade partner for Julio Borbon.

Borbon was designated for assignment last week, but the Rangers haven't found a trade partner who is willing to clear a spot on their roster. He's now expected to be claimed off waivers instead. For what it's worth, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears that the Orioles will not make a trade for Borbon. Teams like the Astros, Mets, and Twins have been mentioned as possible fits.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 01:57:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers are expecting to trade outfielder Julio Borbon.

It's not a surprise, as Borbon has drawn plenty of interest since he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles, Mets, and Astros are among the rumored suitors.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 11:58:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles have interest in Julio Borbon but "have found the asking price to be high."

Borbon was designated for assignment last week and is expected to be traded over the next few days. He would probably be an upgrade over Nate McLouth in left field, though the O's surely wouldn't just hand him a starting job. The speedy outfielder has also drawn interest from the Twins.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 08:19:00 AM

According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the Twins are "kicking the tires on" outfielder Julio Borbon.

Borbon was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Tuesday to clear a roster spot for fifth starter Nick Tepesch. Wolfson suspects that the Twins will attempt to claim the 27-year-old once he clears waivers rather than rushing into a trade. Borbon is a .283/.324/.358 career hitter in the big leagues but possesses decent wheels.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Rangers designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment.

The Rangers made the move to clear a 40-man roster spot for fifth starter Nick Tepesch. Borbon has a career .283/.324/.358 batting line in the major leagues and good speed. The 27-year-old should draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Julio Borbon is expected to be designated for assignment Tuesday when the Rangers call up No. 5 starter Nick Tepesch.

Borbon is out of options, and he won't clear waivers. The Rangers will try to find a trade partner for him, and agent Scott Boras has said that 3-4 teams are interested in his client. Borbon has plenty of speed and is plenty good enough to be an extra outfielder for someone.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Julio Borbon has cracked the Rangers' 25-man roster.

The Rangers have been looking to trade Borbon for the past couple weeks, but they will roll with him as a utility outfielder for now. The 27-year-old batted just .270/.305/.348 in 32 games last season.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb