The Rangers announced that they have designated center fielder Julio Borbon for assignment. The move will allow the club to make room for the debut of Nick Tepesch.
Borbon has long been expected to be the odd man out upon Tepesch's promotion to the varsity squad. The out-of-options outfielder posted a .304/.349/.433 slash line for Triple-A Round Rock in 2012. The Rangers will have ten days to find a trade for the 27-year-old, but it's unlikely that they'll get much for him as he has yet to establish himself in the majors.