Peter Bourjos
OF TB
3 weeks ago

Bourjos went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder's 360-foot shot to left off Chris Sale in the fifth snapped a 1-1 tie and represented his first homer since June 8. Bourjos continues to be reasonably productive in his part-time role, and he's opened July by hitting in three of his first four games. Factoring in Thursday's round tripper, Bourjos is slashing .247/.300/.441 and has nine extra-base hits (four doubles, one triple, four homers) over 100 plate appearances.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
1 month ago

Bourjos will start in left field and lead off Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Francisco Liriano on the hill for the opposition, the lefty-hitting Mallex Smith, who had led off in the previous two contests, will move down to sixth in the order, allowing Bourjos to settle into the table-setting role. While it's a favorable lineup spot for Bourjos, the veteran has turned in sub-.300 on-base percentages in each of the last four seasons and shouldn't be counted on to make much of an impact in DFS contests.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos (elbow) went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in Thursday's 7-5 in over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder did damage out of the nine-hole in his first game back from a disabled list stint due to an elbow injury, blasting a 422-foot shot to left in the fourth that gave the Rays a 6-0 lead at the time. Bourjos' .217 average has plenty of room for improvement, but he's able to contribute the occasional round tripper in his part-time role.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos (elbow) was activated by the team on Thursday and slotted into the starting lineup against the White Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos will be manning left field and batting ninth during his first game back since May 28. It is a positive sign that the 30-year-old was able to return as soon as he was eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list, especially with a few rehab games under his belt.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos reports that his elbow is back to normal and he's expected to return to the Rays on Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was 0-for-4 in his second game with High-A Charlotte on Monday night, but the important thing is that rest and a cortisone shot he received last week have eliminated the pain he was feeling in his elbow. The veteran is slated to play a full game in left field on Tuesday and then return to the big-league club for the final game of a three-game set versus the White Sox on Thursday.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos (elbow) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in High-A Charlotte's 3-2 loss to the Clearwater on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was participating in the first of what is expected to be at least two rehab games with the Stone Crabs. The veteran outfielder went on the 10-day disabled list on May 30 but his stay is currently expected to be limited to the minimum span of time for that designation.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos (elbow) will play rehab games with High-A Charlotte on Saturday and Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bourjos was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with tennis elbow, but appears close to returning after a few days of rest. The journeyman outfielder has been used sparingly as a reserve outfielder this season and hasn't helped his case by hitting just .196 over 56 at-bats.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
2 months ago

Bourjos was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday due to tennis elbow, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when the issue cropped up, but it may be part of the reason why he sat out six of the past eight games and went hitless in the only two games he managed to appear in. No word has come forth on how much time Bourjos will miss due to this ailment, but the Rays opted to bolster their bullpen in his stead by calling up Hunter Wood and Chih-Wei Hu from the minors.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
3 months ago

Bourjos went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, double and a run in Wednesday's 10-6 loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder put together his best outing of the season despite hitting out of the nine-hole, with Wednesday marking his first multi-hit effort of 2017. His sixth-inning single also generated his first RBI since April 22 and vaulted his average over the Mendoza Line to .211. The 30-year-old is capable of playing all three outfield spots, which should continue affording him occasional starts.

Peter Bourjos
OF TB
3 months ago

Bourjos will man center field and lead off for the Rays in Monday's game against the Marlins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Marlins bringing the left-handed Wei-Yin Chen to the hill, the lefty-hitting Kevin Kiermaier will cede his spot in the lineup to Bourjos, who draws his second start in three games. Bourjos is valued mainly for his skills as a defender, but his .161/.257/.258 batting line on the season doesn't provide much optimism that he'll be able to ignite the Rays at the top of the order.