Rangers option OF Borbon to Round Rock

The Texas Rangers have activated outfielder Julio Borbon from

the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Borbon, the Rangers’ starting center fielder when the season

began, had been out since mid-May because of a pulled hamstring. He

was batting .270 with 10 runs scored and six stolen bases in 32

games. Borbon completed a minor league rehabiliation assignment

this week.

Borbon started 137 games and batted .276 last season as Texas

won the AL championship.

The emergence of Endy Chavez, who was batting .415 going into

Friday night’s game against Cleveland, pushed Borbon out of a

roster spot. Chavez was 4 for 4, tying a career high in hits, in

Thursday’s 7-4 win over the Indians.