Mets Interested In Rangers Outfielder Julio Borbon
According to this tweet by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets may have something cooking with the Texas Rangers who are seeking to move outfielder Julio Borbon.
Borbon, 27, was designated for assignment last week and the Rangers have until this afternoon to trade him or place him on irrevocable waivers. He has a slash of .283/.324/.358 over parts of four years in the majors.
Last season, Borbon hit .304/.349/.433 with 23 doubles, eight triples, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 28 attempts for the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate.
The Orioles have previously been tied to the Rangers outfielder and remain the heavy favorites to land him.
Thoughts from Joe D.
This doesn’t say much about the current Mets center field situation if the Mets connection to this rumor is true. For now the Mets have had a merry-go-round out there that has included Collin Cowgill, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Jordany Valdespin for the most part.
We certainly could use the help, but Borbon doesn’t look like an answer or a solution to me.
Plus if this involves other teams bidding, the odds the Mets come out on top seems like a longshot.
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