Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 2 months ago

Bourjos came off the bench to hit a solo homer in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 5 months ago

Bourjos returned to the lineup Saturday against the Cubs, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

The Cardinals were a bit concerned about Bourjos after he took a cleat to the head from Cubs catcher David Ross when he slid home to score the winning run Friday night, but the outfielder passed all concussion tests and was deemed good to go. The start was the first in a week for Bourjos, who seems to have settled into a fourth outfield role with Jon Jay reclaiming regular duties in center.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 6 months ago

Bourjos homered, his second, in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Bourjos had been struggling with left-handers, as he had just a .212 average in 33 at-bats heading into the game. Bourjos is now hitting a solid .263/.336/.421 and is keeping the pressure on Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk for center field playing time.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 6 months ago

Bourjos is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

With Jon Jay (wrist) expected back Friday, Bourjos will likely lose some of the extra at-bats he's received over the last two weeks. For the more immediate future, Randal Grichuk will start in center field Tuesday night.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 6 months ago

Bourjos is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Bourjos continues to see most of the starts in center field, but will take a day off Wednesday in favor of Randal Grichuk, who'll bat eighth for the Cardinals.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 6 months ago

Bourjos is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

Bourjos started 10 of the last 11 games in center field, but he will get a day off after tallying just four hits over his last seven contests. Randal Grichuk will get the start in center field in Bourjos' place.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 7 months ago

Bourjos will start in center field and lead off Wednesday against the Cubs.

Jon Jay will sit against left-hander Jon Lester, affording Bourjos his fourth start of the year in center and his second start atop the order. Bourjos has posted a reverse platoon split to this point in his career, with a .253/.314/.391 batting line against right-handed pitching and a .240/.288/.384 mark against lefties. He hit just .194/.252/.330 against southpaws last season.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 7 months ago

Bourjos went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double and a run scored.

He's started to see semi-regular at-bats over the last week, hitting .400 (6-for-15) since coming off the paternity list last Friday. If he can remain effective at the plate Bourjos may carve out a time share in center field with Jon Jay, giving him more opportunities to steal the bases which fuel his fantasy value.

Peter Bourjos CF/DH STL 7 months ago

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/DH STL 7 months 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.