Rangers plan to stick with Borbon

Rangers plan to stick with Borbon

ARLINGTON -- Manager Ron Washington isn't ready to shake up the lineup. Julio Borbon was back in the leadoff spot on Friday, even though he went 0-for-12 in the first three games. He was 0-for-8 against left-handers, and the Mariners had a left-hander on the mound Friday.

But Washington is sticking with Borbon as his center fielder.

"He doesn't need a day off," Washington said. "He's 22, 23 years old. We believe in Borbon. We're going to let him work through this. He'll be fine. I'm not saying I won't give him a day off, but he's not ready yet.

"There is nothing wrong with Borbon. It's a matter of finding holes. Once he finds the holes, it will start coming in bunches. It's just a matter of things falling for him. He's not in a panic mode and we're not in a panic mode."

Going into Friday night, the Rangers were the only American League team without a hit from their center fielder.