The North Siders have made another roster move, designating outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment and purchasing the contract of 30 year old veteran from Lakewood, California, Donnie Murphy.
The designated Borbon was batting an even .200, hitting one home run with three RBI’s in 105 at bats through 73 games he’s played this season for the Chicago Cubs.
There was really no need for Borbon, with Junior Lake, David DeJesus, Nate Schierholtz and Cole Gillespie picking up playing time for the Cubs when it came to the outfield.
So they picked up help for Luis Valbuena (3rd base), Cody Ransom (3rd base) and even 2nd base gold glove Darwin Barney.
The former Miami Marlin, was batting .265/.338/.457 at the Triple-A level and will add depth for the in-field. Murphy is a career .205 hitters in the majors, with 18 home runs and 82 RBI’s under his belt.
He debuted for the Kansas City Royals in September of 2004, played for the Oakland Athletics from 2007-2008, Florida/Miami Marlins 2010-2012.
Murphy could get penciled into the line up sometime before the series with the Los Angeles Dodgers comes to a close tomorrow night.