OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 weeks ago

The Braves selected the contract of Bourjos from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos had a brief stint (3-for-27 over 18 games) with Atlanta earlier this season before being designated for assignment and subsequently released at the end of April. The veteran outfielder re-signed on a minor-league deal a few days later and should once again serve as outfield depth for the Braves.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
2 months ago

Bourjos signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was released by the Braves on Sunday, but will return to the club on a minor-league deal. He figures to provide organizational depth for the club, as he went 3-for-27 (.120) over 18 games with Atlanta prior to being released.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
2 months ago

Bourjos was released Sunday by the Braves after being designated for assignment on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was designated for assignment and replaced by Ronald Acuna on Wednesday. He was released by Atlanta on Sunday and will look for a fresh start after recording three hits in 25 at-bats through 18 games for the Braves.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
2 months ago

Bourjos was designated for assignment by the Braves on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

In a corresponding move, the club officially recalled top prospect Ronald Acuna from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Wednesday's game in Cincinnati. Over 18 appearances with the Braves this year, Bourjos was just 3-for-25 with one extra-base hit and two RBI and failed to earn regular playing time in the outfield. He will report to Gwinnett unless claimed by another organization off waivers in the coming days.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos is expected to platoon with Preston Tucker in left field to open the season, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tucker will serve as the team's primary left fielder until prospect Ronald Acuna is called up to the big club, with Bourjos seeing starts primarily against left-handed pitchers. He isn't expected to see enough playing time to be worth rostering.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos (calf) signed a major-league contract with the Braves on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was cut loose by the Cubs on Friday after suffering a left calf cramp, although he has already passed his physical for the Braves. The 30-year-old should be okay for Opening Day and is likely to serve as a depth outfielder for Atlanta, and posted a .223/.272/.383 slash line with five home runs in 203 plate appearances with Tampa Bay last season.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos (calf) was released by the Cubs on Friday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon decided upon an eight-man bullpen for Opening Day and Bourjos ended up as the position-player casualty. The fact that he left Friday's game with a left calf cramp probably didn't help but it seems like this move was predetermined heading into this weekend. Bourjos will look to latch on with another organization after hitting .223/.272/.383 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 203 plate appearances for Tampa Bay last season.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos was pulled from Friday's game with a left calf cramp, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs stated that Bourjos was removed as a precaution and he will be considered day-to-day for the time being. The 30-year-old is currently vying for a spot on the Opening Day roster as a backup outfielder after appearing in 100 big-league games for the Rays last season.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos' chances of making the Cubs' Opening Day roster could depend on whether the team carries seven or eight relievers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos has been playing well this spring, sporting a .342 average and two steals through 14 games (38 at-bats). If the Cubs keep eight relievers, the veteran outfielder could get crunched, but a seven-man bullpen might open the door. Even if Bourjos doesn't make the team out of spring training, his experience at the MLB level makes him someone who the club would likely feel comfortable calling up in a pinch.

OUTPeter Bourjos
OF ATL
3 months ago

Bourjos is hitting .379 in 11 Cactus League games with five RBI and a stolen base.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in the offseason and he's a longshot to make the Opening Day roster. However, the 30-year-old has more than 800 games of MLB experience, so he gives the club a veteran option if injuries strike.