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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 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

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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

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.
Thu, May 29, 2014 12:05:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 08:41:00 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.
Sat, May 24, 2014 07:14:00 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.
Fri, May 16, 2014 09:55:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
5Michael Ohlman
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
7Marco Gonzales
8Tyler Lyons
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Carlos Villanueva
10Samuel Tuivailala
11Miguel Socolovich
12Marcus Hatley