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05/14/2011 1:49 PM ET
Rangers place OF Julio Borbon on 15-day disabled list
OF Endy Chavez purchased from Triple-A Round Rock; RHP Brandon Webb transferred to 60-day DL
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The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has placed outfielder Julio Borbon on the 15-day disabled list with left hamstring inflammation. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the club has purchased the contract of outfielder Endy Chavez (#9) from Round Rock (AAA). To make room for Chavez on the 40-man roster, the club has transferred right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.

Borbon left last night's game in the top of the 7th inning after catching the first out of that frame. He has batted .270 (24-89) with one double, 3 triples, no home runs, and 11 RBI in 32 games/28 starts with Texas this season. He went 0-for-3 last night to snap a 10-game hit streak. The club's Opening Day centerfielder, he becomes the third and final member of the team's season opening outfield on the current 15-day disabled list (also Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz). The first date he would be eligible to be activated is May 29.

Chavez, 33, has spent the entire season with Round Rock, batting .305 (39-128) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, and 17 RBI in 30 games for the Express. He has played primarily center field at Triple-A, but also saw time in left and right. He posted a .323 (31-96) average against right-handed pitchers. Chavez is seeking his first major league action since suffering a season-ending right knee injury with Seattle on June 19, 2009 vs. Arizona. He saw minimal game action in the minors last season as he returned from the initial injury, and was in big league camp with the Rangers this spring, batting .270 (10-37) with 3 doubles and one RBI in 22 contests.

Webb opened the season on the 15-day disabled list as he continued to return from right rotator cuff surgery. Webb's time on the 60-day disabled list is retroactive to Opening Day, meaning he would be eligible to be activated by the Rangers on May 30. The 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner last pitched in a major league game with Arizona on April 6, 2009 vs. Colorado and had a debridement surgery procedure on his right shoulder performed on August 3, 2009 by Rangers Team Physician Dr. Keith Meister at the Medical Center of Arlington.

With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.

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