Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:36:31 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Julio Borbon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:16:18 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of INF Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, OF Julio Borbon was designated for assignment.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:42:38 -0700
The Chicago Cubs hope OF David DeJesus (shoulder) will be able to play in games at the team complex in Mesa, Ariz., next week. There still isn't a timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: It'll remain a group effort in center and right field between Nate Schierholtz, Julio Borbon and Dave Sappelt.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:30:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) sustained a fractured left rib after running into the outfield wall Saturday, June 29, in a game against the Seattle Mariners. He will not be allowed to do baseball activities for four to six weeks and will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 2.
Fantasy Tip: For now, the light-hitting Julio Borbon figures to get the bulk of the starts in center field for the Cubs. He offers solid defense and good speed on the bases but not much else, so he should only be considered in deep NL-only leagues.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:34:23 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have claimed OF Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:53:12 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles were interested in Texas Rangers OF Julio Borbon, but they weren't willing to trade for him. Baltimore didn't see him as enough of an upgrade over OF Chris Dickerson.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:11:01 -0700
The Texas Rangers couldn't find a trade partner for OF Julio Borbon, so they were forced to place him on outright waivers.
Fantasy Tip: If no one claims him, he can be sent to the minors, but given the interest in the speedy but offensively frustrating fly-catcher, that's unlikely to happen. Landing in the right spot for a playing-time opening will make him an intriguing, low-risk grab in deep formats.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:51:26 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in Texas Rangers OF Julio Borbon.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:27:26 -0700
The Texas Rangers are seeking a "pitcher with options" in any trade for OF Julio Borbon, who they designated for assignment. The Rangers are expected to trade Borbon in the next few days, but a source said they are asking for a lot.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:46:44 -0700
The Texas Rangers are confident they will be able to trade OF Julio Borbon in the near future but are not expecting a big return. The team could to get a relief pitcher that may help their bullpen at some point this season.