For the past week, the Texas Rangers have been keeping three very young center fielders on roster. But now it is time to say goodbye to one of them.
Due to the way the Rangers schedule worked out for the first week of the season, there were enough days off that the Rangers lived with a four man rotation. But they are about to start the second go around with those four.
The Rangers will not be able to live with a four man rotation much longer and they plan to call up Nick Tepesch to fill the fifth spot. But sadly, to call up someone, you must take a current player off the roster.
That current player looks like it will be Julio Borbon. In my opinion, Borbon looked amazing during spring training which should make this decision difficult for the Rangers front office. However, you can see the decision they have made through the lineup.
Borbon has had one at bat this season in comparison to Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin, who each have more than five. That doesn’t seem like a huge difference. However, in four games, it makes a pretty big impact.
The Rangers might be able to put this decision off for another couple of days. However, in my mind, it makes more sense to call up Tepesch now and have him do his off day work with the big club instead of waiting and calling him up the day of or the day before his first start.