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Jason Bourgeois | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Jason Bourgeois went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against the Brewers on Thursday.
Bourgeois victimized Kyle Lohse in the fifth inning for his first spring homer. Bourgeois doesn't have much of a shot to make the 25-man roster, but if he plays well at Triple-A, he'll be an option for the Reds if they should need outfield depth during the season. Mar 27 - 5:41 PM

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Reds signed OF Jason Bourgeois to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old speedster had just 16 at-bats in nine games for the Rays in 2013, but hit .290/.343/.368 with two homers, 61 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 90 games at Triple-A Durham. He has excelled against left-handed pitching in his career, and could be looked at as a reserve outfielder and platoon option for the Reds.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Jason Bourgeois has elected free agency.

Bourgeois had been outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster. The speedy outfielder will now seek employment elsewhere.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Rays sent OF Jason Bourgeois outright to Triple-A Durham.

Bourgeois was designated for assignment Friday and will remain in the organization. He returns to a .291/.336/.371 batting over 363 plate appearances at the Triple-A level.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 06:39:00 PM

Rays designated OF Jason Bourgeois for assignment.

He lost his roster spot in order to make room for the addition of David DeJesus. Bourgeois had just three hits in 16 at-bats during his brief time with the Rays.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:42:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham.

Bourgeois earned the call after batting .292/.337/.373 with 21 steals at Durham. He should see some playing time in center field while Desmond Jennings is on the shelf.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Rays signed OF Jason Bourgeois to a minor league contract.

It does not include an invitation to spring training. Bourgeois has good speed but is a career .261/.306/.324 hitter and merely represents minor league depth.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:21:00 AM

Jason Bourgeois has elected free agency.

Bourgeois was designated for assignment by the Royals at the beginning of this month then declined a spot at Triple-A Omaha. He's a .261/.306/.324 career hitter.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 09:05:00 PM

Royals designated OF Jason Bourgeois for assignment.

The speedster hit just .258/.303/.323 over 30 games for Kansas City this season. Bourgeois is pretty much a glorified pinch-runner, but the 30-year-old will get a minor league deal from someone.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Jason Bourgeois had a solid night in Friday's loss to the Angels, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, RBI and two stolen bases.

With Lorenzo Cain sidelined for the remainder of the season, Bourgeois and David Lough will share time in center field. He possesses tremendous speed and could immediately become a major asset in mixed leagues should he find his way into regular at-bats. He's already stolen five bases in just 35 at-bats on the season.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 12:15:00 AM

Royals recalled OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll provide outfield depth while Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) is sidelined. Bourgeois has batted .333/.389/.455 in 19 games at the big league level this season.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 01:57:00 PM

Royals optioned OF Jason Bourgeois to Triple-A Omaha.

Bourgeois has posted a cool .333/.389/.455 batting line in 19 major league games this season, but he's merely organizational depth. He'll be brought back up before long.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 04:17:00 PM

Royals recalled OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll replace Humberto Quintero on the active roster. Bourgeois went 3-for-14 (.214) in his first stint with the big club earlier this season and was hitting just .205 in 40 games at the Triple-A level. However, with his speed, he could be an intriguing option in deeper AL-only leagues until Lorenzo Cain (hip) returns from the disabled list.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 10:52:00 AM

Royals optioned OF Jason Bourgeois to Triple-A Omaha.

He was sent down to make room for Jarrod Dyson on the active roster. Bourgeois appeared to have a golden opportunity for playing time after Lorenzo Cain (groin) went on the disabled list earlier this month, but Mitch Maier has made the majority of the starts in center field.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 02:59:00 PM

Royals acquired OF Jason Bourgeois and C Humberto Quintero from the Astros for LHP Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later.

The Royals' starting outfield is pretty set with Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and Jeff Francoeur, so Bourgeois figures to stick as a reserve outfielder. The 30-year-old batted .293/.393/.357 with one home run, 16 RBI, 31 stolen bases and a .680 OPS over 252 plate appearances with Houston last year. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time after this season.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 04:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Daniel Corcino
9Trevor Bell
10Sean Marshall