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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 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

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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

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.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 05:01:00 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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 10:52:00 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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 12:14:00 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.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 11:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Carlos Perez
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Preston Tucker
2Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Luiz Gohara
6Anibal Sanchez
7Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Josh Ravin
9Jesse Biddle
10Grant Dayton
11Jacob Lindgren