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Julio Borbon could lead off, start in CF

Updated: December 7, 2009, 4:09 PM ET
By Richard Durrett

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said Monday that if the club does not re-sign Marlon Byrd, Julio Borbon would be the starting centerfielder and leadoff hitter in 2010.

That would allow the club to shift Josh Hamilton to left field with Nelson Cruz in right. David Murphy would become what Washington called a "swing man," playing some at designated hitter, but filling in on the corner spots when needed.

Borbon is working with outfield coach Gary Pettis in the Dominican ...

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