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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Thursday that the club is likely to non-tender Peter Bourjos.
It's not a surprise, as Bourjos barely played in the second half and is due to a minor raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He sports an .218/.292/.342 battling line in two seasons with the Cards, although he'll surely draw interest on the open market due to his plus glove. Oct 16 - 1:32 PM

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Peter Bourjos scored the winning run in a 3-2 win over the Cubs in 10 innings on Friday.

Bourjos entered the game for defense in the top of the 10th inning and lead off the bottom of the inning with a double off Justin Grimm. Kolten Wong then reached on an infield single before Matt Carpenter was intentionally walked to load the bases, which set up Jhonny Peralta to hit an infield grounder to Mike Baxter, who made a wild throw to home plate to score Bourjos with the running run. It's worth noting that Bourjos appeared to take a leg to the face from catcher David Ross, who was attempting to reach the throw. He was a little shaken up, but walked off the field under his own power as the Cardinals celebrated the victory.
Jun 27 - 12:33 AM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run, but the Cardinals fell to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Bourjos broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He then attempted to help the Cardinals rally with a solo home run in the eighth inning, reducing their deficit to 4-3. The power is a rarity for Bourjos. He is batting .263/.336/.421 with a pair of homers and eight RBI on the year in 107 plate appearances.
Jun 10 - 12:58 AM

Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Jon Jay will be on the bench for St. Louis with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Bourjos has intriguing DFS potential because of his speed, but it's hard to justify playing anybody against Kershaw. Randal Grichuk is starting in right field and Matt Holliday is in left field. Jason Heyward is also sitting.
Jun 6 - 5:58 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Batting leadoff, Bourjos scored his eighth and ninth runs in his past 11 games. He's now got 17 runs scored and four steals to go with a .277/.351/.462 line. With Jon Jay on the disabled list, Bourjos figures to continue to get plenty of starts in center field in the coming days.
May 19 - 10:02 PM

Peter Bourjos is batting leadoff for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon against the Indians.

Bourjos will take on a much more prominent role now that Jon Jay has landed on the disabled list with a wrist injury, and the 28-year-old is worth grabbing in most mixed fantasy leagues because of his speed. Bourjos is batting .311/.373/.467 in 26 games this season for St. Louis. He underwent surgery over the winter to address a hip impingement and said all spring that he felt much looser.
May 14 - 10:02 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Charlie Tilson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Steve Cishek
6Sam Tuivailala
7Miguel Socolovich
8Mitch Harris
9Dean Kiekhefer
10Juan Gonzalez