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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Peter Bourjos recently underwent surgery to address a hip impingement.
He's expected to be fine for spring training. Bourjos, 27, batted .231/.294/.348 with four home runs, 24 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 119 games this season while providing his usual solid brand of defense. He should see semi-regular playing time again in 2015. Nov 7 - 12:48 PM

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Peter Bourjos went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in a win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Bourjos also scored a run in the seventh inning. The triple, his fifth of the season, plated two in the Cardinals' four-run fourth inning. Bourjos is now 9-for-19 with four RBI and four runs scored in his last six games, raising his average to .248 after a terrible start to the year. He should continue to see regular playing time while he's hitting well and playing good defense in center field.
Sep 7 - 5:51 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-3 with a walk-off RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

He also drew a walk, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. Bourjos' single in the ninth plated the only run of the game, as the two clubs combined for just nine hits (eight of them singles). The speedy center fielder is now hitting .302 in the second half and has likely earned a bit more playing time down the stretch.
Sep 3 - 5:13 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Making a spot start in center field, Bourjos singled and scored in both the second and fourth innings against Pirates starter Jeff Locke. He's got his average up to .233, but Jon Jay's strong hitting has relegated Bourjos to a backup role this season.
Sep 3 - 12:04 AM

Peter Bourjos hit a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Bourjos pinch-ran for Oscar Taveras in the seventh inning, and with two runners on in the ninth he took Orioles closer Zach Britton deep to extend the Cardinals' lead. The homer was his fourth of the season. Bourjos has struggled at the plate for much of the season, and with the Cards continuing to search for offense he has fallen into a backup role with the club.
Aug 10 - 6:18 PM

Peter Bourjos blasted a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory.

Bourjos finished the evening 2-for-4 and also stole a pair of bases. His blast off Kershaw tied the game at 3-3 in the sixth inning. The two-hit attack raises Bourjos' line on the season to .230/.292/.360 to go along with three homers and 13 RBI.
Jul 20 - 11:48 PM

Peter Bourjos went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Bourjos's average is back down to .210 with a couple of 0-for-4s since he returned from a stomach virus, and one wonders if he still might get that stint in the minors after all. The plan appears to be for Oscar Taveras to come up on June 4 for the Cardinals' games in AL parks, but the timetable could be moved up if they want to send Bourjos down.
May 29 - 12:05 AM

Peter Bourjos went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to action Monday.

Bourjos was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a stomach virus, but he's back to 100 percent. The 27-year-old is batting just .218/.295/.337 over 38 games this season.
May 27 - 8:41 AM

Peter Bourjos was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup on Saturday due to a stomach virus.

Jon Jay will start in center field against Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani. Bourjos is day-to-day.
May 24 - 7:14 PM

Peter Bourjos was ejected from Friday's game against the Braves for arguing balls and strikes.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny got the gate as well. Bourjos finished the night 0-for-2, with Jon Jay coming on to take his place.
May 16 - 9:55 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and run scored against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Bourjos doubled in the second inning, his fourth double of the season, before reaching on a bunt single in the sixth. After being moved to second on a ground out, Bourjos stole third base for his third steal in three attempts this year. He later scored on a throwing error. After splitting time with Jon Jay for much of the first month, the 27-year-old has now started six of the last eight games in center field for the Cardinals.
May 14 - 1:12 AM

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's victory against the Braves.

Bourjos cracked a solo home run in the second inning off of Mike Minor, his first of the season. He added an RBI single in the fifth, giving him his most productive day at the dish on the season. Bourjos entered the game with a .526 OPS and exits at .638.
May 7 - 10:05 PM

Peter Bourjos got a rare start Monday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Braves.

It's one thing for the Cardinals to play Jon Jay over Bourjos against righties, but Bourjos hadn't even been starting against lefties lately. The start tonight was his first since Apr. 26. Now that he has a good game under his belt, maybe his playing time will begin ticking up again.
May 6 - 12:06 AM

Peter Bourjos has started just one of the last eight games for the Cardinals.

He's on the bench this time even though the Cubs are starting left-hander Travis Wood. There's no doubt that Bourjos is off to a really rough start at the plate (.160/.250/.260), but banishing his elite defense to the bench after 50 at-bats doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Jon Jay, who has just three hits in his last 19 at-bats, is starting in center field.
May 2 - 11:15 AM

Peter Bourjos has started just four out of the last 10 games in center field for the Cardinals.

Bourjos is batting just .190/.261/.310 over his first 14 games, while Jon Jay is sporting a .297/.350/.486 line. Of course, Bourjos' calling card is his defense, so he's going to play plenty even if he doesn't hit much. Still, it's a discouraging development for those that used a late-round pick on the speedster. It's also worth noting that Oscar Taveras is making his first start of the season in center field for Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Apr 21 - 8:08 PM

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1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
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2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
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LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
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2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
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3Seth Maness
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5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
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