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Bourjos was activated from the paternity list Friday.

After the birth of his child Bourjos will once again be a depth option for the Cardinals. He will almost certainly come off the bench Friday as Jon Jay has had great success against Matt Garza in his career.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 7 days ago

The Cardinals placed Bourjos on the paternity list Tuesday.

Bourjos will be given the next 1-to-3 days to spend with his wife and newborn child. Relief pitcher Mitch Harris was called up to take Bourjos' spot on the roster.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 1 week ago

Bourjos will be placed on a three-day paternity leave starting Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Bourjos will join his wife for the birth of their first child and won't be eligible to rejoin the Cardinals until Friday against the Brewers. St. Louis will be calling up relief pitcher Mitch Harris in the meantime, resulting in the Cardinals having one less relief batter in their dugout.

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Bourjos replaced Matt Holliday (back) in Saturday's game, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base.

He's still looking for his first hit of the season, but fantasy owners who picked Bourjos up for his speed have to be happy with his three steals so far. Holliday is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday, so Bourjos will likely head back to the bench.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 2 months ago

Bourjos (hip) may still have a chance at the starting center field job for St. Louis, MLB.com reports.

General manager John Mozeliak commented that Jon Jay is "likely going to be our starting center fielder" but that if Bourjos is healthy and productive this spring he could force a competition with Jay. While it's unlikely that Jay loses the job, it's still something to watch moving forward.

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Bourjos said Thursday that he is almost fully recovered from hip surgery, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.Bourjos said last month that he expected to be a full-go at the start of spring training, but he has yet to clear a major hurdle in his recovery; running the bases. Of course, speed is the 27-year-old's calling card, and until he shows he's regained full mobility, he'll remain an option only in very deep leagues.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 3 months ago

Bourjos (hip) has been cleared to swing a bat and expects to be full-go at the start of spring training, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He was able to avoid arbitration with the Cardinals, and will be back to offering stellar defense on a part-time basis in center field in 2015. In 181 plate appearances against righties last season, Bourjos hit .255 with 12 extra-base hits. With this in mind, it is reasonable to expect him to see over 200 plate appearances in 2015, but his overall usage will largely hinge on how effective Jon Jay is.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 3 months ago

Bourjos (hip) agreed to a one-year deal with the Cardinals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Bourjos had another disappointing season at the plate in 2014, batting .231/.294/.348 with four home runs and 24 RBI over 119 games and 264 at-bats. Although he is known more for his glove than his bat, he showed promise in 2013 with the Angels after finishing with a .274/.333/.377 batting line in 55 games, but saw a decline in 2014. He will likely serve as a reserve outfielder behind Matt Holliday, Jon Jay and Jason Heyward in 2015.

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Bourjos (hip) underwent offseason hip surgery, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The surgery, which he had in October, was done to alleviate chronic pain he'd been experiencing in his hip, as well as to repair cartilage damage. Bourjos should be good to go by spring training, in time to compete for a starting role in a crowded St. Louis outfield.

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Bourjos is not in the lineup Monday, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Jon Jay will play center field with Oscar Taveras in right, so Bourjos will start this game on the bench. He had started five of the last six games, and has two hits in four of those games, so look for him to be back in center field in the near future.