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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder | #18

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 10 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Peter Bourjos hit his fourth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.
Bourjos connected with a Chris Sale offering for a solo blast in the fifth inning. It was his only hit in three at-bats. Bourjos now has four homers with three steals and a .247/.300/.441 line over 50 games this year. Jul 6 - 11:34 PM

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Peter Bourjos finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base and two runs scored in a win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Bourjos showed why he continues to get opportunities despite never having gained traction at any of his stops, singling and stealing second base in the third inning before swatting a solo homer off White Sox starter Derek Holland in the fourth. He's got three of each in 35 games this year, but he's batting just .217/.277/.400 as a part-time player for the Rays.
Jun 9 - 12:38 AM

Rays activated OF Peter Bourjos from the 10-day disabled list.

The Rays cleared a spot for him by optioning Jacob Faria to Triple-A Durham. Bourjos only needed the minimum 10 days to recover from tennis elbow. He collected just one hit in 12 at-bats during a three-game rehab assignment for High-A Charlotte.
Jun 8 - 5:38 PM

Peter Bourjos (tennis elbow) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his third rehab game Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Bourjos was 0-for-8 in his first two rehab games. The rangy outfielder appears to be recovered from tennis elbow, but the Rays have not hinted when he might return to the active roster. Bourjos was batting just .196/.262/.339 with 17 strikeouts through 56 at-bats this season with Tampa Bay.
Jun 7 - 7:34 AM

Rays placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 10-day disabled list with tennis elbow.

It's not clear how long he will be sidelined. Bourjos has batted just .196/.262/.339 over 34 games this season as a utility outfielder for the Rays.
May 30 - 5:03 PM

Peter Bourjos hit his first home run in a Rays uniform in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

It was a big one at the time, as Bourjos' solo dong off Yankees starter Luis Severino in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie to give the Rays a fleeting lead. He finished 1-for-3 in the contest. Even if he garners more playing time with Mallex Smith gone, Bourjos is too much sizzle and not enough steak to be worth a fantasy look.
Apr 14 - 8:18 AM

Rays purchased the contract of OF Peter Bourjos from Triple-A Durham.

Acquired via trade from the White Sox last week, Bourjos will provide a right-handed bench bat for the Rays capable of handling all three outfield positions. He doesn't figure to play much unless injury strikes.
Apr 2 - 8:36 AM

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Rays crushed the Orioles 15-6 on Wednesday.

Bourjos is a shiny new toy for the Rays, so it'll be interesting to see how much he plays early on with Colby Rasmus out. He's been a pretty terrible hitter three years running, finishing with OBPs between .290 and .294 each season, and while he's still an asset defensively, he's not the all-world defender he was when he entered the league. The Rays should treat him as a fifth outfielder, not anything more.
Mar 29 - 5:01 PM

Rays acquired OF Peter Bourjos from the White Sox for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

The deal was reported on Monday night and is now official. Bourjos batted just .251/.292/.389 over 123 games with the Phillies last season, but he's a right-handed bat with experience at all three outfield positions. He'll begin the year with a spot on the Rays' bench.
Mar 28 - 10:52 AM

Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that the Rays have acquired Peter Bourjos from the White Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times first reported that the two sides were working on a deal. Bourjos gives the Rays the right-handed hitting outfielder they were seeking, and he's capable of backing up at all three outfield positions. Slated to turn 30 later this week, Bourjos sports a career .243/.300/.382 batting line.
Mar 28 - 12:14 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are working on a trade for Peter Bourjos.

The Rays have been looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder who is capable of backing up in center field, and Bourjos would fit the bill. Bourjos is in White Sox camp as a non-roster invitee and is batting .313/.340/.521 during Cactus League play.
Mar 27 - 11:50 PM

White Sox signed OF Peter Bourjos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a good landing spot for Bourjos, as the White Sox' center field job is wide open. Of course, Bourjos will still have to play well to win a job, and he sports an ugly .232/.292/.362 batting line over the last three seasons. He's not going to have fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 5:59 PM

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers have been "in touch" with free agent outfielders Peter Bourjos and Gregor Blanco.

The Tigers traded Cameron Maybin at the start of the offseason and currently project to go into camp with in-house options for center field which includes the likes of Tyler Collins, Anthony Gose, and JaCoby Jones, so it makes sense that they aren't satisfied. Bourjos, who turns 30 in March, batted .251/.292/.389 with five home runs, 23 RBI, and six steals over 123 games with the Phillies last season. Blanco, 33, hit .224/.309/.311 with one home run, 11 RBI, and six steals in 106 games with the Giants in 2016.
Jan 17 - 2:55 PM

Peter Bourjos hit his fifth home run of the year in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Bourjos connected with an A.J. Cole pitch in the third inning for the solo blast. The homer was his first since July 5. Through 114 games, the speedy 29-year-old is hitting .252/.295/.396 overall.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Peter Bourjos enjoyed a nice day at the plate Monday against the Marlins by going 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs, and a stolen base.

Bourjos tripled and scored in a three-run fifth inning before delivering an RBI single in the seventh. This was just his second multi-hit game since returning from the disabled list last month. The speedy outfielder is batting just .255/.298/.391 over 111 games this season. He doesn’t do enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues and the Phillies would be better-served looking at younger players for the final month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson