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Peter Bourjos | Outfielder | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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White Sox signed OF Peter Bourjos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
It's a good landing spot for Bourjos, as the White Sox' center field job is wide open. Of course, Bourjos will still have to play well to win a job, and he sports an ugly .232/.292/.362 batting line over the last three seasons. He's not going to have fantasy value. Jan 27 - 5:59 PM

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Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers have been "in touch" with free agent outfielders Peter Bourjos and Gregor Blanco.

The Tigers traded Cameron Maybin at the start of the offseason and currently project to go into camp with in-house options for center field which includes the likes of Tyler Collins, Anthony Gose, and JaCoby Jones, so it makes sense that they aren't satisfied. Bourjos, who turns 30 in March, batted .251/.292/.389 with five home runs, 23 RBI, and six steals over 123 games with the Phillies last season. Blanco, 33, hit .224/.309/.311 with one home run, 11 RBI, and six steals in 106 games with the Giants in 2016.
Jan 17 - 2:55 PM

Peter Bourjos hit his fifth home run of the year in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Bourjos connected with an A.J. Cole pitch in the third inning for the solo blast. The homer was his first since July 5. Through 114 games, the speedy 29-year-old is hitting .252/.295/.396 overall.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Peter Bourjos enjoyed a nice day at the plate Monday against the Marlins by going 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs, and a stolen base.

Bourjos tripled and scored in a three-run fifth inning before delivering an RBI single in the seventh. This was just his second multi-hit game since returning from the disabled list last month. The speedy outfielder is batting just .255/.298/.391 over 111 games this season. He doesn’t do enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues and the Phillies would be better-served looking at younger players for the final month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Phillies activated OF Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list.

Bourjos missed the last two and a half weeks with a sprained right shoulder. He was playing right field prior to the injury but could see most of his time in left now with Aaron Altherr established in right.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said on Monday that Peter Bourjos (shoulder) will "most likely" be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Bourjos, out since July 26 with a right shoulder sprain, has played a pair of minor league rehab games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 29-year-old was batting .253/.290/.384 over 93 games prior to the injury. He's likely to have a diminished role down the stretch now that Aaron Altherr is back and some top prospects could be called up in September.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Peter Bourjos will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Bourjos has been sidelined since late July with a sprained right shoulder. He's on track to return to the Phillies outfield in mid-August.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain.

That will obviously kill off any trade value he might have had. Bourjos suffered the injury on Tuesday night while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit and could be sidelined until September. Aaron Altherr has been activated in a corresponding roster move.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Peter Bourjos (shoulder) said he expects to miss a couple of games.

Bourjos banged his right shoulder on the outfield fence Tuesday while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit in the first inning. "I jammed it pretty good," he told reporters late Tuesday night. This could obviously damage the 29-year-old's trade value with the August 1 deadline fast approaching.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Peter Bourjos was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a shoulder injury.

Bourjos slammed into the right field fence in the first inning while robbing Ichiro Suzuki of a hit and Jimmy Paredes entered to play right field in the second inning. There's probably a reevaluation of Bourjos' status coming Wednesday morning. Bad timing for the trade candidate.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Peter Bourjos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

Bourjos finished the first half strong and his second half is already off to a nice start. He’s hitting an even .400 with three homers, three triples, five doubles, and 15 runs scored over his last 19 games and recently claimed the No. 2 spot in the order. Those in shallow mixed fantasy leagues have better options, but he could be an option in deeper formats.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5 and scored twice against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

One of the Phillies' corner outfielders finally got hot, and Bourjos has assumed the second spot in the order as a result of his recent success. That doesn't make him a strong pickup in shallow mixed leagues, but he might eke out some value in deeper leagues.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Peter Bourjos went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Cardinals.

Bourjos is hitting .165 with a horrid 24/2 K/BB ratio in 79 at-bats, and no amount of defense is making up for that, particularly since the Phillies aren't even using him in center. It's not a huge upgrade, but he should play behind David Lough going forward.
Thu, May 5, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Peter Bourjos went 1-for-4 with a triple in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Bourjos hit his three-bagger off reliever Michael Blazek in the seventh inning. It was his first triple of the season. Bourjos was hitting ninth in Sunday's contest and is slashing just .196/.212/.333 over 51 at-bats. There is no fantasy upside here.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Peter Bourjos went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI, including a walk-off infield single to beat the Mets in extra innings on Wednesday.

Bourjos scalded a chopper up the third-base line in the 11th inning. David Wright made a nice play to get to it, but couldn't put enough on the throw to nab the speedster, resulting in a walk-off infield single for the Phillies. Although it's been a brutal start to the season for Bourjos -- he's hitting .191/.208/.298 -- speed never takes a day off, and it ultimately helped secure a win on Wednesday.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 11:56:00 PM

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