Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 2 days ago

Bourjos is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The usual starter in right field, Bourjos will give way to David Lough on Wednesday. Lough will bat seventh against the Cardinals' Mike Leake.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 2 weeks ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said Bourjos will not be in the lineup this weekend while he works on his approach at the plate, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mackanin said the Phillies are working with Bourjos to "get him moving to the ball instead of rotating around the ball." Darin Ruf is expected to start in left field and David Lough will likely be in right field while Bourjos is out of the lineup.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 2 weeks ago

Bourjos is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bourjos is coming off a solid 2-for-5 performance with two RBI against the Mets on Wednesday, but is still off to a slow start this season, hitting just .191 overall. If he doesn't pick up the slack he could begin to lose some at-bats to Darin Ruf who the Phillies have started giving reps in the outfield to.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 2 weeks ago

Bourjos is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bourjos has struggled mightily to open up the season, as he's hitting just .175 with 12 strikeouts through 13 games. He could continue seeing more frequent off days as he continues to struggle, as David Lough will take over in right field and bat sixth against Logan Verrett on Tuesday.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 3 weeks ago

Bourjos was working with hitting coach Steve Henderson on Saturday to try to fix his timing and approach at the plate, Jeff Neiburg of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bourjos is hitting just .152 (5-for-33) with a .449 OPS in his first 11 games of the season. He was on the bench Saturday as the Phillies tried to inject more offense into their lineup with Darin Ruf in left. Bourjos could continue to see his playing time slip if he cannot get his bat going.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 4 weeks ago

Bourjos and Cedric Hunter could be at risk of losing playing time in the outfield to Darin Ruf, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Phillies stressed defense this spring and did not plan to use Ruf in the outfield, but manager Pete Mackanin is willing to move away from that approach to get more offense in his lineup. Bourjos went 1-for-3 against the Mets on Saturday. He has just two hits in 15 at-bats thus far.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 1 month ago

Bourjos is batting seventh and starting in right field Monday, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Phillies are going to give Bourjos a chance to show what he can do early this season. He stole 22 bags in 2011, the last time he played full time, so there could be some value here if he can get on base a bit. He owns a .241/.302/.380 career batting line at the major league level.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 2 months ago

Bourjos will move to left or right field this season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bourjos has only played center in the majors, but the Phillies are planning to leave that position to Odubel Herrera. Bourjos is going to get a chance to play regularly for the Phillies after seeing limited action over the last four seasons. He stole 22 bags in 2011, the last time he played full-time, so there could be some value here. The Phils do have some young outfield talent that will be ready for the majors soon which means Bourjos could also find himself on the bench later in the season if he does not produce.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 5 months ago

GM Matt Klentak said Bourjos will be in the mix for a starting outfield job this spring, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bourjos, who is considered an elite defender, will battle with Odubel Herrera for playing time in center field. The Phillies could end up with both players in their starting lineup by shifting one of the two to left field which would push Code Ashe to the bench.

Peter Bourjos CF/RF/DH PHI 5 months ago

Bourjos signed a one-year contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hours after being claimed off waivers from St. Louis, Bourjos signed on the dotted line with his new club, avoiding a date with an arbiter. Heralded mostly for his outfield defense, Bourjos owns just a .241/.302/.380 career batting line at the major league level, with his high point coming in 2011 when he hit .271 with 12 homers and 22 steals.