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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 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

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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

Phillies activated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list.

Bourjos missed the last two and a half weeks with a sprained right shoulder. He was playing right field prior to the injury but could see most of his time in left now with Aaron Altherr established in right.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said on Monday that Peter Bourjos (shoulder) will "most likely" be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Bourjos, out since July 26 with a right shoulder sprain, has played a pair of minor league rehab games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 29-year-old was batting .253/.290/.384 over 93 games prior to the injury. He's likely to have a diminished role down the stretch now that Aaron Altherr is back and some top prospects could be called up in September.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Peter Bourjos will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Bourjos has been sidelined since late July with a sprained right shoulder. He's on track to return to the Phillies outfield in mid-August.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

That will obviously kill off any trade value he might have had. Bourjos suffered the injury on Tuesday night while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit and could be sidelined until September. Aaron Altherr has been activated in a corresponding roster move.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Peter Bourjos (shoulder) said he expects to miss a couple of games.

Bourjos banged his right shoulder on the outfield fence Tuesday while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit in the first inning. "I jammed it pretty good," he told reporters late Tuesday night. This could obviously damage the 29-year-old's trade value with the August 1 deadline fast approaching.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Mallex Smith
3Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Jumbo Diaz
10Austin Pruitt