|Sun Aug 30||02:53||Bourgeois 3-5 with three runs scored in Saturday's 12-9 victory ...|
Bourgeois went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Saturday's 12-9 victory over the Brewers.
Bourgeois was a terrific table setter from the leadoff spot Saturday, getting on base virtually all night ahead of the big bats of teammates Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. The veteran outfielder has received his most extensive playing time of 2015 in recent weeks and has been particularly productive as of late, currently carrying a six-game hitting streak and having hit safely in nine out of his last 10 games. Bourgeois also boasts a .304 average overall during the month of August.
|Fri Aug 28||15:41||Bourgeois out of Friday's lineup against Brewers|
Bourgeois is out of Friday's lineup against the Brewers.
Bourgeois appears to be receiving a standard maintenance day, with Ryan LaMarre starting in center field in his place. The 33-year-old probably isn't in the long-term plans for the Reds, but he should continue receiving starts while Billy Hamilton is injured.
|Sun Aug 23||11:15||Bourgeois will lead off and man center field for Reds in Sunday'...|
Bourgeois will lead off and man center field for the Reds in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
It's the fourth start in five games for Bourgeois, who seems to have taken over as the Reds' primary center fielder while Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is on the DL. Though he's not quite the burner Hamilton is, the 33-year-old Bourgeois may be just as capable of a hitter, and still swiped 24 bags in 33 attempts for Triple-A Louisville a season earlier. Those in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues may want to take a look at Bourgeois while he sees usage in a favorable spot in the order.
|Sat Aug 8||12:49||In 40 at-bats since coming off DL, Bourgeois has hit paltry .175...|
In 40 at-bats since coming off the DL, Bourgeois has hit a paltry .175/.214/.175 with a stolen base.
Bourgeois has had a couple of spots starts in the last week to give Jay Bruce and Billy Hamilton days off, but without either Bruce nor Marlon Byrd getting dealt, his playing time chances going forward will be sparse.
|Sun Jun 28||10:41||Bourgeois (shoulder) will be activated to serve as 26th man for ...|
Bourgeois (shoulder) will be activated to serve as the 26th man for the second game Sunday between the Mets and Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
The Reds and Mets will resume a suspended game before playing Sunday's originally scheduled game, so Bourgeois will join the team in advance of the nightcap. The outfielder will be activated from the 60-day DL, where he's been since the start of the season.
|Sat May 30||13:18||Bourgeois (shoulder) took batting practice on field Friday for f...|
Bourgeois (shoulder) took batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since his injury.
Bourgeois, who is on the 60-day DL, had started to hit in indoor batting cages earlier in the week.
|Sun Apr 5||21:35||Bourgeois placed on 60-day disabled list|
Bourgeois has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.
Bourgeois suffered a fractured shoulder in mid-March, and he's expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks. Given that he'll likely need a lengthy rehab assignment, the Reds are fine with ruling him out until late May. Once healthy, Bourgeois will likely just be a candidate for a reserve role in the outfield.
|Sun Mar 15||12:18||Bourgeois (shoulder) has fracture in his left shoulder and will ...|
Bourgeois (shoulder) has a fracture in his left shoulder and will miss 4-to-6 weeks, John Schlegel of MLB.com reports.
Bourgeois initially suffered the injury while sliding into a base, and it flared up during Saturday afternoon's contest. He was in competition with Brennan Boesch for a reserve outfield spot, but Bourgeois will not be ready by Opening Day, so it's unclear what his immediate future holds.
|Sat Mar 14||19:03||Bourgeois left Saturday's game with shoulder injury and had MRI|
Bourgeois left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury and had an MRI, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.
It is unclear exactly how he injured the the shoulder, or how serious the injury is, so consider him day-to-day for now. Bourgeois is competing with Brennan Boesch for the Reds' final Opening Day outfield roster spot, so it would be a big hit to his chances of making the roster if he has to miss significant time.
|Wed Mar 11||23:03||Bourgeois essentially competing with Brennan Boesch for Reds' fi...|
Bourgeois is essentially competing with Brennan Boesch for the Reds' final Opening Day outfield roster spot.
Bourgeois is a better defender and has the advantage of already being on the 40-man roster, whereas Boesch has more power and could possibly give Joey Votto a breather at first base periodically. Neither really has much of a chance to start without an injury to one of the Reds outfielders, however.
|Tue Mar 3||17:18||Bourgeois away from team to be at birth of his daughter|
Bourgeois is away from the team to be at the birth of his daughter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bourgeois will return to the team Wednesday. He's contending for a final roster spot for the Reds this spring.
|Mon Sep 1 2014||16:43||The Reds purchased Bourgeois's contract from Triple-A Louisville...|
The Reds purchased Bourgeois's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Bourgeois spent the entire season at Louisville, hitting .278/.329/.364 with 24 stolen bases. At 32 years old, there's no long-term investment potential for Bourgeois, but at least he gets rewarded with a big league salary for a month.
|Thu Mar 27 2014||17:41||Bourgeois 2-for-3 with a homer|
Jason Bourgeois went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against the Brewers on Thursday.
Bourgeois victimized Kyle Lohse in the fifth inning for his first spring homer. Bourgeois doesn't have much of a shot to make the 25-man roster, but if he plays well at Triple-A, he'll be an option for the Reds if they should need outfield depth during the season.
|Sat Nov 2 2013||12:03||Reds ink Jason Bourgeois to minors contract|
Reds signed OF Jason Bourgeois to a minor league contract.
The 31-year-old speedster had just 16 at-bats in nine games for the Rays in 2013, but hit .290/.343/.368 with two homers, 61 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 90 games at Triple-A Durham. He has excelled against left-handed pitching in his career, and could be looked at as a reserve outfielder and platoon option for the Reds.
|Source: Matt Eddy on Twitter|
|Fri Oct 11 2013||11:53||Jason Bourgeois elects free agency|
Jason Bourgeois has elected free agency.
Bourgeois had been outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster. The speedy outfielder will now seek employment elsewhere.
|Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter|
|Sun Aug 25 2013||18:39||Jason Bourgeois accepts outright assignment|
Rays sent OF Jason Bourgeois outright to Triple-A Durham.
Bourgeois was designated for assignment Friday and will remain in the organization. He returns to a .291/.336/.371 batting over 363 plate appearances at the Triple-A level.
|Fri Aug 23 2013||14:42||Jason Bourgeois designated for assignment|
Rays designated OF Jason Bourgeois for assignment.
He lost his roster spot in order to make room for the addition of David DeJesus. Bourgeois had just three hits in 16 at-bats during his brief time with the Rays.
|Tue Aug 6 2013||00:01||Jason Bourgeois called up from Triple-A|
Rays purchased the contract of OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham.
Bourgeois earned the call after batting .292/.337/.373 with 21 steals at Durham. He should see some playing time in center field while Desmond Jennings is on the shelf.
|Thu Dec 6 2012||00:21||Jason Bourgeois signs with Rays|
Rays signed OF Jason Bourgeois to a minor league contract.
It's unclear if he'll be given an invitation to spring training. Bourgeois has plenty of speed but is a career .261/.306/.324 and merely represents minor league depth.
|Mon Nov 12 2012||21:05||Jason Bourgeois elects to become free agent|
Jason Bourgeois has elected free agency.
Bourgeois was designated for assignment by the Royals at the beginning of this month then declined a spot at Triple-A Omaha. He's a .261/.306/.324 career hitter.
|Source: Kansas City Star|