The Twins are kicking the tires on Rangers center fielder Julio Borbon, a team official tells Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Wolfson senses the Twins won't trade for Borbon, but could claim him off waivers if he's available to them. Wolfson notes that struggling rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks is a factor for the Twins.
Borbon, 27, was designated for assignment by the Rangers yesterday. During the first month of the season, last season's records are used to determine waiver order, so the Astros, Cubs, and Rockies will have a crack at Borbon before the Twins if he does hit waivers next week. Borbon hit .304/.349/.433 in 584 Triple-A plate appearances last year.