With this move, the Orioles now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.
ORIOLES SELECT OF JULIO BORBON IN MINOR LEAGUE PHASE OF RULE 5 DRAFT
The Orioles today announced that they have selected OF JULIO BORBON from the Chicago Cubs organization in the Triple-A portion of the draft.
In 288 major league games, Borbon is a .272/.318/.347 hitter (215-789) with eight home runs and 76 RBI. In 73 games for the Texas Rangers (one game) and Chicago Cubs (72 games) in 2013, Borbon, 27, batted .200/.282/.276 with one homer and three RBI. In 414 minor league games in the Rangers and Cubs organizations, Borbon batted .304/.357/.410 with 19 homers and 165 RBI. He was originally selected in the first round (35th overall) of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Tennessee.