According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs designated Julio Borbon for assignment following Friday afternoon’s game against the Dodgers. Borbon’s baserunning blunder in the ninth inning did not sit too well with Dale Sveum, but it is very doubtful that had anything to do with the Cubs’ decision.
The Cubs were already playing with a short bench due to carrying 13 pitchers on the active roster. The Cubs will announce a corresponding roster move on Saturday.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.
The Cubs claimed Julio Borbon off waivers from the Rangers on April 19. Borbon has not received regular playing time since coming to the Cubs from Texas.
In 73 games for the Cubs this season, Julio Borbon hit just .200/.282/.276 with three doubles, one triple, one home run and a .558 OPS.