Borbon will report to Double-A Bowie after getting outrighted Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Borbon was DFA'd on Tuesday after spending a week with the Orioles. The outfielder will be taken off the 40-man roster and go back to Bowie, where he has spent 83 games this season, before his contract was selected by Baltimore. The 30-year-old could get another chance with the club later on this season, but didn't get much time on the field during his brief time in the big leagues.
Borbon was designated for assignment on Tuesday. With Ubaldo Jimenez returning from the paternity list on Tuesday, the Orioles needed to clear a roster spot and opted to do so by DFA'ing Borbon. Borbon's primary value to the Orioles was as a left-handed outfielder, but Hyun-Soo Kim's return nullified his role almost entirely. Borbon will now be subject to waivers, but he could return to the Orioles' organization if he goes unclaimed.
Borbon's contract was selected by the Orioles on Tuesday. Last seeing major league action in 2013, the once-promising Borbon has finally made his way back after posting a .289/.353/.373 batting line with 20 stolen bases and five home runs at Double-A Bowie. He'll replace Hyun-Soo Kim (hamstring) on the 25-man roster following his placement on the disabled list, but still has multiple outfielders (Joey Rickard and Nolan Reimold) to contend with for playing time.
Borbon signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Friday and will report to minor league camp, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. Borbon's last major league action came with the Rangers in 2014 and he has since spent two seasons at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles' organization. One would think he waited this long to re-sign with Baltimore because he wanted a team more likely to give him a shot at the majors, but the Orioles' struggles with outfield depth could open a door that had remained closed during the 30-year-old's tenure with the organization.
Orioles outfielder Julio Borbon and shortstop Ozzie Martinez are two players from minor-league camp who made a positive impression on manager Buck Showalter this spring, masnsports.com reports. Both players excel defensively, and Showalter called Borbon the type of player the team covets for its minor-league system. He was 5 for 18 with two stolen bases this spring, while Martinez was 6 for 14 with two doubles.
Last 7 Games