Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 5 days ago

Bourgeois (shoulder) will be activated to serve as the 26th man for the second game Sunday between the Mets and Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

The Reds and Mets will resume a suspended game before playing Sunday's originally scheduled game, so Bourgeois will join the team in advance of the nightcap. The outfielder will be activated from the 60-day DL, where he's been since the start of the season.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 1 month ago

Bourgeois (shoulder) took batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since his injury.

Bourgeois, who is on the 60-day DL, had started to hit in indoor batting cages earlier in the week.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 3 months ago

Bourgeois has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Bourgeois suffered a fractured shoulder in mid-March, and he's expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks. Given that he'll likely need a lengthy rehab assignment, the Reds are fine with ruling him out until late May. Once healthy, Bourgeois will likely just be a candidate for a reserve role in the outfield.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 4 months ago

Bourgeois (shoulder) has a fracture in his left shoulder and will miss 4-to-6 weeks, John Schlegel of MLB.com reports.

Bourgeois initially suffered the injury while sliding into a base, and it flared up during Saturday afternoon's contest. He was in competition with Brennan Boesch for a reserve outfield spot, but Bourgeois will not be ready by Opening Day, so it's unclear what his immediate future holds.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 4 months ago

Bourgeois left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury and had an MRI, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

It is unclear exactly how he injured the the shoulder, or how serious the injury is, so consider him day-to-day for now. Bourgeois is competing with Brennan Boesch for the Reds' final Opening Day outfield roster spot, so it would be a big hit to his chances of making the roster if he has to miss significant time.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 4 months ago

Bourgeois is essentially competing with Brennan Boesch for the Reds' final Opening Day outfield roster spot.

Bourgeois is a better defender and has the advantage of already being on the 40-man roster, whereas Boesch has more power and could possibly give Joey Votto a breather at first base periodically. Neither really has much of a chance to start without an injury to one of the Reds outfielders, however.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 4 months ago

Bourgeois is away from the team to be at the birth of his daughter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Bourgeois will return to the team Wednesday. He's contending for a final roster spot for the Reds this spring.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 10 months ago

The Reds purchased Bourgeois's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Bourgeois spent the entire season at Louisville, hitting .278/.329/.364 with 24 stolen bases. At 32 years old, there's no long-term investment potential for Bourgeois, but at least he gets rewarded with a big league salary for a month.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 1 year ago

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.

Jason Bourgeois CF CIN 2 years ago

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.