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Borbon sticking in No. 9 spot

Borbon sticking in No. 9 spot

ARLINGTON -- The move from the leadoff spot to the No. 9 hole in the Rangers' lineup has done wonders for center fielder Julio Borbon, so manager Ron Washington isn't about to change it.

"I'm going to leave Julio where he is," Washington said Thursday.

Borbon is batting .310 (9-for-29) since making the move to the bottom of the batting order. The second-year center fielder is closing in on the .200 mark after opening the season in a 3-for-37 slump. Borbon entered Thursday batting .185.

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