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 in 2016, 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 RBI 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-for-62 with four extra-base hits, 14 RBI, six runs and a 1:5 BB:K 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 A.J. Pollock (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.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (shoulder) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
A bout of right shoulder soreness forced Hamilton from Monday's game, his sixth game back after missing several weeks with a right shoulder sprain. His removal was deemed precautionary, but the Reds will take further precaution and hold Hamilton out for at least one more day in hopes of avoiding any further setbacks with the shoulder. Jason Bourgeois will start in center field and lead off against right-hander Chris Heston.
Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton isn't in the team's lineup for Sunday's game, snapping a string of five straight starts and 11 of the last 12.
Jason Bourgeois gets his second start of the season in Hamilton's place.
The Reds decided to keep Jason Bourgeois on the 25-man roster, reports MLBDepthCharts.com.
Bourgeois was brought up for Sunday's doubleheader games as part of the 26th man rule. The team optioned Chris Dominguez instead. Bourgeois is 0 for 1 in his one appearance for the Reds this season.
The Reds activated outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the 60-day disabled list for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
Bourgeois will be active for the second game as part of MLB's 26th man rule for doubleheaders.
Bourgeois started the season on the disabled list after fracturing his shoulder in spring training. He hit .309 in a 14-game rehab assigment at Triple-A Louisville.
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois went hitless in his first rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Bourgeois went 0 for 2 and drew a walk in the game and was substituted for by Ryan LaMarre before he had a chance for a fourth plate appearance. This was Bourgeois' first game action since fracturing his shoulder during spring training.
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois will begin a rehab assignment with the Triple-A Louisville Bats, the minor-league affiliate announced.
Bourgeois hasn't played a game this season due to a shoulder fracture sustained during spring training. Bourgeois was placed on the 60-day disabled list at the start of the season, which was retroactive to March 27.
Bourgeois will be available for Monday night's game against the Columbus Clippers.
The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) on the 15-day DL with outfielder Jason Bourgeois (shoulder) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) on the 60-day DL, retro to March 27, the team announced Sunday.
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois has been diagnosed with a fractured shoulder and will miss four-to-six weeks, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bourgeois was competing with Brennan Boesch for a reserve outfielder role this spring but was removed Saturday after suffering an injury on a bunt attempt. He initially appeared to be hit by a pitch on the attempt but later received an MRI on his shoulder, which he initially injured while diving towards a base. The shoulder issue flared up Saturday, and the subsequent tests have ruled him out for the beginning of the season.
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois left Saturday's game after taking a pitch off the hand while trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, reports MLB.com.
Bourgeois tried to walk it off, but went to the ground quickly. He needed the medical trainer's assistance to get off the field. He will be evaluated further after the game.
Bourgeois received an MRI on his shoulder after the game and reportedly was not hit by the ball. Results of the examination were not yet available.
"I'd like to be able to explain exactly what happened," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "I thought he tripped and did something when he went down. I think it happened after he bunted the ball and was leaving the box."
Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Wednesday that outfielders Jason Bourgeios and Brennan Boesch are playing well and one could stick on the roster despite the team already likely to carry two other players capable of backing up the team's starters in the outfield, MLB.com reports.
"Along with the starters, you have two guys there that are capable of playing the outfield very well and then you have to look between Jason Bourgeois and Brennan Boesch, that group," Price said. "There's a good chance at least one of those guys would be on the club as well at this point. They're both playing well and both could help us. I don't want to use the word 'surplus,' but we could have a rather large group of guys that, even if it's not their primary position, they're capable of playing the outfield very well."
Bourgeois is 5 for 15 with one home run in six spring games, while Boesch is 7 of 14 with two home runs and five RBI in six games.
The Reds announced their September callups on Monday. Before making the moves, the team transferred Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. The team called up Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Jake Elmore, David Holmberg, J.J. Hoover, Tucker Barnhart, Donald Lutz, Yorman Rodriguez, Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick.
Playing in his second straight game after missing the beginning of exhibition season with a strained hamstring, Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois went 0 for 2 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in his team's 10-9 win over the Mariners Friday.
Bourgeois started at designated hitter for the second straight game as the team looks to get him at-bats in game situations, but his ability to steal a base Friday speaks well about the status of his hamstring. He's fighting for a bench spot with the Reds, one that could potentially turn into something more if speedster Billy Hamilton struggles.
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois has yet to play this spring due to a strained hamstring, MLB.com reports.
"He came out early to Spring Training and was taking some ground balls at second because we’d like to see him at second base also. He just got a little bit stiff," manager Bryan Price said. "Then he was doing some of those first day outfield drills and had strained his hamstring. As you know with hamstrings, you want to make sure that they’re all the way healthy before you go and test them. But he’s very, very close. It’s possible he could play here this week."
Bourgeois signed a minor-league contract with the Reds this offseason. He went 3 for 16 with Tampa Bay last season while also hitting .290/.343/.368 with two home runs, 61 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 348 at-bats with Triple-A Durham.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Jason Bourgeois to a minor league contract, Baseball America reports.
The 31-year-old Bourgeois saw 16 at-bats over nine games for the Rays this last season, but did manage to hit .290 with two home runs and 61 RBI with 22 stolen bases over 90 games at Triple-A Durham.
Rays outfielder Jason Bourgeois has elected to become a free agency, MLB.com reports. Bourgeois hit .188/.278/.375 in nine games for Tampa Bay.
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|2011||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||2||10||1||2||0||0||0||0||--||--||1||0||.200||.200||.200|
|2011||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||4||18||4||8||3||1||0||1||1||1||0||1||.444||.474||.722|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||60||222||41||54||7||1||3||8||21||24||7||5||.243||.314||.324|