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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Peter Bourjos went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored to help the Cardinals take down the Phillies 5-2 on Wednesday.
The Phillies had a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Peter Bourjos tied the game with an RBI triple. He then scored the go-ahead run on an RBI ground out by Matt Carpenter in what became a four-run inning. It was just the second time all season Bourjos had started as Jon Jay has seen almost all of the playing time in center field. Apr 29 - 11:03 PM

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Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and batting leadoff Wednesday night against the Phillies.

Jon Jay will take a seat. Bourjos hasn't been given much playing time this year -- this is just his second start -- and it's especially surprising to see him at the very top of the Cardinals' batting order. The 28-year-old speedster looks like a sneaky-good pick in daily leagues.
Apr 29 - 4:05 PM

Cardinals activated OF Peter Bourjos from the paternity leave list.

He was away for a few days while attending the birth of his first child. Dean Anna has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Apr 24 - 3:16 PM

Peter Bourjos will be placed on paternity leave prior to Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

He'll be allowed to be away from the club for up to three days. Mitch Harris will replace Bourjos on the active roster.
Apr 20 - 9:15 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.

He also attempted two steals in the game, getting throw out the first time. Bpurjos was 2-for-29 this spring before going 3-for-6 the last two days. The Cardinals can't send him down -- he's out of options -- so barring a trade, he'll be on the roster. Still, assuming that the team also carries Randall Grichuk, Bourjos won't be penciled into the starting lineup often at all.
Mar 27 - 4:40 PM

Peter Bourjos went 0-for-4 with a walk on Sunday, leaving him 1-for-20 in the early going.

With John Jay yet to play after wrist surgery, Bourjos is getting plenty of action in center. He's just not doing anything with it yet. One imagines the Cardinals would be open to trading him if the right offer came along, but as disappointing as he was last year, it doesn't appear that there's much interest in him as a starter right now.
Mar 15 - 5:19 PM

Peter Bourjos said Wednesday in Cardinals camp that he feels looser than ever following October hip surgery.

Bourjos had a disappointing first season with the Cards, batting just .231/.294/.348 with nine stolen bases in 119 games, but he feels like a new man after undergoing surgery for a hip issue that has bothered him since 2010. "I didn't have a whole lot of range of motion, but I didn't know any better," said the outfielder. "That was normal for me. Now that I have range of motion, I realize how restricted I was." He should get some starts in center field against left-handed pitchers in 2015.
Feb 18 - 5:47 PM

Peter Bourjos (hip) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat.

He underwent surgery in November to repair a hip impingement. Barring any setbacks, Bourjos is expected to be a full-go for the start of spring training.
Jan 17 - 11:40 AM

Cardinals and OF Peter Bourjos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.65 million contract.

The financials of the deal aren't available. Bourjos battled through a hip injury in 2014 and hit a disappointing .231/.294/.348 with four home runs, 24 RBI and nine stolen bases over 119 games in 2014. He'll enter 2015 as a backup outfielder with the Cards.
Jan 15 - 7:46 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:48:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:51:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 05:13:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:04:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:18:00 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.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Tyler Lyons
6Jaime Garcia
7Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich