Bourgeois re-signed a minor league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. For the first time in the past nine years, the 35-year-old failed to make an appearance at the major-league level. He split his time in Triple-A last year between the Diamondbacks and White Sox, slashing .292/.333/.385 with 47 RBIs and 19 stolen bases across 121 games. At this point in his career, the outfielder will simply provide organizational depth.
Bourgeois was acquired by the White Sox for cash considerations Monday. Bourgeois was batting .356 (37-for-104) with 13 runs and nine RBI for Triple-A Reno before being dealt to the White Sox. The 34-year-old outfielder will report to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Bourgeois went 14-62 with six runs, four extra base hits, 14 RBI, one walk and five strikeouts this spring. Bourgeois is an MLB journeyman past his prime who was brought in to add depth to Arizona's minor league outfield. However, if AJ Pollack (elbow) stays out and another Diamondbacks' outfielder gets injured, Bourgeois could get pulled up to the majors this season.
Bourgeois signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Bourgeois missed much of the season with a left shoulder injury before returning to post a .240/.294/.332 line in 68 games with the Reds. He'll serve as organizational depth in the outfield for the Diamondbacks, but will likely be reduced to a minor league or fourth outfielder role.
Bourgeois was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Friday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bourgeois missed the majority of the first half of the season with a fracture in his left shoulder, then struggled to the tune of a .240/.294/.332 line the rest of the way. The 33-year-old will likely be reduced to a fourth outfielder role next season.
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