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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 17 Days

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.

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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.

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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.

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Peter Bourjos blasted a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory.

Bourjos finished the evening 2-for-4 and also stole a pair of bases. His blast off Kershaw tied the game at 3-3 in the sixth inning. The two-hit attack raises Bourjos' line on the season to .230/.292/.360 to go along with three homers and 13 RBI.

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Peter Bourjos went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Bourjos's average is back down to .210 with a couple of 0-for-4s since he returned from a stomach virus, and one wonders if he still might get that stint in the minors after all. The plan appears to be for Oscar Taveras to come up on June 4 for the Cardinals' games in AL parks, but the timetable could be moved up if they want to send Bourjos down.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 9 Months

Peter Bourjos went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to action Monday.

Bourjos was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a stomach virus, but he's back to 100 percent. The 27-year-old is batting just .218/.295/.337 over 38 games this season.

Peter Bourjos CF STL 9 Months

Peter Bourjos returned to action on Monday May 26.