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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder | #12

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Braves purchased the contract of OF Peter Bourjos from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Bourjos has put up a decent .863 OPS in 105 plate appearances this season with Gwinnett, but the 31-year-old outfielder is doubtful to hold any fantasy value in Atlanta. He's a .240/.296/.379 career major league hitter. May 31 - 3:42 PM

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Braves re-signed OF Peter Bourjos to a minor league contract.

Bourjos got cut from the Braves' roster last week to clear a spot for top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna, but the 31-year-old will remain with the organization as depth at Triple-A Gwinnett. Bourjos was 3-for-25 (.120) this season with Atlanta.
May 1 - 7:06 PM

Braves released OF Peter Bourjos.

Bourjos had been designated for assignment and is now on the free agent market. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract somewhere.
Apr 29 - 12:53 PM

Braves designated OF Peter Bourjos for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man (and 25-man) roster spot for top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna, who will join the Braves ahead of Wednesday night's game against the Reds. Bourjos was 3-for-25 (.120) in his time with Atlanta.
Apr 25 - 1:51 PM

Braves signed OF Peter Bourjos to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The outfielder was just released by the Cubs, but wasn't out of work for long. He'll function as a reserve outfielder for the Braves, at least until Ronald Acuna arrives.
Mar 25 - 4:24 PM

Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports the Cubs will release OF Peter Bourjos.

The team plans to keep eight relievers on the roster and that leaves Bourjos as the odd man out. He played in 100 games with the Rays last year, slashing .223/.272/.383 with five homers and 15 RBI. Now 30 years old, the veteran hasn't received more than 400 at-bats in a season since 2011.
Mar 23 - 6:37 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in a Cactus League loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Bourjos came up with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and came through with a two-run single. The stolen base was his first of the spring. Bourjos is a long shot to break camp with the club, but a strong showing -- he's hitting .348 after Saturday's game -- could earn him an early call up or perhaps a chance with another club at some point.
Mar 10 - 11:57 PM

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

Bourjos batted just .223/.272/.383 in 203 plate appearances last season with the Rays and his career slash line is fairly similar. His range in the outfield and speed on the basepaths have both dropped off since his days with the Angels. The 30-year-old is doubtful to make a significant impact with the Cubs.
Feb 1 - 12:37 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 11:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 12:38:00 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.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 05:38:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 07:34:00 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.
Tue, May 30, 2017 05:03:00 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.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 08:18:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 08:36:00 AM

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LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
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