Peter Bourjos CF STL 6 days 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 STL 1 week 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 STL 3 weeks 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 STL 3 weeks 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 STL 1 month 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 STL 1 month 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 month 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.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 1 month ago

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 3 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.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 3 months ago

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.