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Mon Sep 1 201416:43The 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 201417:41Bourgeois 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 201312:03Reds 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 201311:53Jason 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 201318:39Jason 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 201314:42Jason 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 201300:01Jason 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 201200:21Jason 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 201221:05Jason 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
Fri Nov 2 201214:50Jason Bourgeois designated for assignment
Royals designated OF Jason Bourgeois for assignment.
The speedster hit just .258/.303/.323 over 30 games for Kansas City this season. Bourgeois is pretty much a glorified pinch-runner, but the 30-year-old will get a minor league deal from someone.
Fri Sep 14 201213:57Jason Bourgeois recalled
Royals recalled OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha.
He'll provide outfield depth while Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) is sidelined. Bourgeois has batted .333/.389/.455 in 19 games at the big league level this season.
Tue Jul 17 201216:17Royals option Bourgeois
Royals optioned OF Jason Bourgeois to Triple-A Omaha.
Bourgeois has posted a cool .333/.389/.455 batting line in 19 major league games this season, but he's merely organizational depth. He'll brought back up before long.
Fri Apr 27 201214:59Royals option OF Bourgeois to Triple-A
Royals optioned OF Jason Bourgeois to Triple-A Omaha.
He was sent down to make room for Jarrod Dyson on the active roster. Bourgeois appeared to have a golden opportunity for playing time after Lorenzo Cain (groin) went on the disabled list earlier this month, but Mitch Maier has made the majority of the starts in center field.
Tue Mar 20 201216:49Royals acquire OF Bourgeois from Astros
Royals acquired OF Jason Bourgeois and C Humberto Quintero from the Astros for LHP Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later.
The Royals' starting outfield is pretty set with Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and Jeff Francoeur, so Bourgeois figures to stick as a reserve outfielder. The 30-year-old batted .293/.393/.357 with one home run, 16 RBI, 31 stolen bases and a .680 OPS over 252 plate appearances with Houston last year. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time after this season.
Wed Mar 7 201214:50Nats have talked to Astros about Bourgeois
Bill Ladson of reports that the Nationals have talked to the Astros about outfielder Jason Bourgeois at least three times since December's Winter Meetings.
The Nationals would use Bourgeois as a stop gap option in center field, though a deal is not considered imminent. The 30-year-old batted .293/.393/.357 with one home run, 16 RBI, 31 stolen bases and a .680 OPS over 252 plate appearances with Houston last year. Assuming Bryce Harper begins the season in the minors, the Nats project to go with some combination of Roger Bernadina, Rick Ankiel and possibly Brett Carroll in center field.
Sun Sep 25 201113:17Jason Bourgeois has wrist tendinitis
Jason Bourgeois has been dealing with tendinitis in his left wrist lately.
Bourgeois took batting practice Saturday for the first time since the Astros' homestand began on Thursday. He came on as a pinch-runner Saturday and stayed in to take a few at-bats, so the wrist clearly isn't a major issue.
Source: Houston Chronicle
Fri Aug 12 201100:46Jason Bourgeois goes 3-for-5 in victory
Jason Bourgeois went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Bourgeois was also responsible for one of the Astros' four caught stealings in the game, which proved costly in the 6-5 loss. It was just the fifth time since 1994 that a team was caught stealing four times in a game. Bourgeois is 22-for-28 stealing bases in just 63 games this season.
Sun Jul 31 201117:46No. 3 hitter Bourgeois has big day
Batting third in a "new look" Astros lineup on Sunday, Jason Bourgeois hit a three-run homer while stealing two bases in Houston's 5-4 loss to the Brewers.
"New look" in almost stunningly awful/amateur. The home run was Bourgeois' first of the season, but the swipes were his 21st and 22nd. His speed makes him worth an own in mixed leagues until he gets hurt again.
Mon Jul 25 201117:44Bourgeois starting in left field Monday
Jason Bourgeois will start in left field Monday against the Cardinals.
Meanwhile, Carlos Lee will make the start at first base while Brett Wallace will take a seat. Bourgeois remains a serious stolen base threat, but barring injury or a trade, he'll only get sporadic playing time.
Fri Jul 22 201110:56Bourgeois comes off the disabled list
Astros activated OF Jason Bourgeois (quad) from the 15-day disabled list.
Bourgeois last played on June 28. He has excelled when in the lineup this season, hitting .353/.371/.422 while converting 17-of-21 stolen-base attempts in just 45 games, but has struggled with leg injuries. That's not good news for someone who derives most of their value from speed. He's worth a flier in all formats, but be ready for him to go down again.
Source: Alyson Footer on Twitter
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