Peter Bourjos jogging this week, taking batting practice
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos, who is recovering from a hamstring strain, has started jogging this week and taking early batting practice, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bourjos has missed all of May after suffering the injury during the team's 19-inning game last month.
Peter Bourjos' hamstring feeling better
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos, who is on the 15-day disabled list, said his strained left hamstring is feeling better, MLB.com reports. Bourjos, who has been sidelined since April 30, was able to play catch Monday.
"It was probably about Tuesday that I started to feel pretty good, where I was walking normal," Bourjos said. "Every day, it's getting better."
However, there still has been no timetable announced for Bourjos' return because he still has not been able to hit or run.
Peter Bourjos heading back to Anaheim
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos, on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, continues to receive treatment in Arizona, MLB.com reports. Bourjos is scheduled to join the team in Anaheim Monday but there has still been no timetable announced for his return.
Bourjos was hitting .313/.370/.458 with two home runs and eight RBI over 83 at-bats prior to his injury.
Peter Bourjos officially on DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Angels placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Bourjos left Monday's 19-inning loss to the A's with a left hamstring injury after going 0 for 4 and ending his 10-game hitting streak. He was hurt running out a sacrifice bunt in the 10th inning. He's hitting .313.
Peter Bourjos upset by likely DL trip
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a left hamstring injury he suffered during Monday's game at Oakland, MLB.com reports. Bourjos, who went 0 for 4 and was hit by a pitch to end his 10-game hitting streak, was injured running out a sacrifice bunt in the 10th inning and was removed.
"It sucks any time you get hurt, but especially when you're swinging the bat well and feel good at the plate," said Bourjos, adding he was unsure how long he would be sidelined. "You don't want to have anything keep you out of the lineup. This is pretty frustrating."
Peter Bourjos injured late in game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos bunted a runner over in the top of the 11th inning Monday night and pulled up in pain.
Bourjos grabbed his left hamstring and immediately went into the locker room during a game against the A's.
Bourjos went 0 for 4 with a run scored and two strikeouts before leaving. He's batting .313. Bourjos will likely be re-evaluated Tuesday. Given the fact he's already been dealing with a shoulder issue, now may be a good time for some rest.
Bourjos is getting treatment and says it doesn't bother him during games. He's batting .316 this season over 76 at-bats. Bourjos has hit in nine straight games and is 15 for 35 (.429) over that span with five RBI and a stolen base.
Peter Bourjos extends hitting streak to six
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos singled, walked, scored a run and drove in a run while extending his modest hitting streak to six games in his team's 11-3 loss to the Rangers Wednesday night.
Bourjos is 11 for 22 in his last six games while also drawing five walks. The streak has pushed his season average to .317 in 73 plate appearances. He'll try to keep it up when the Angels head to Seattle to face the Mariners in a series that starts Thursday.
Peter Bourjos has three-hit day
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos had three singles and scored twice in a 10-0 win over the Tigers Saturday. Bourjos's runs came during a nine-run first inning.
Bourjos also had three hits Friday against the Tigers, and the six hits over the past two days have drove his season line to .306/.327/.510 in 53 plate appearances.
Peter Bourjos leads off with home run
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos hit his first career leadoff home run on Monday to start the game in Minnesota. Bourjos took Kevin Correia deep.
The center fielder, known more for his speed than his power, hit his second HR of the season on a 2-2 pitch. The 26-year-old entered Monday having gone 0 for 7 in his previous two games to drop his average to .250.
Bourjos also homered at Texas back on April 6, but had yet to steal his first base entering Monday's game. For his career, Bourjos has 22 homers and 35 stolen bases.
Peter Bourjos earns shot at top
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) For the third time in the past four games, Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos served as the team's leadoff hitter for Monday's series opener at Minnesota. Los Angeles has been dealing with several injuries at the top of its lineup, prompting Bourjos' move from the No. 9 spot in the batting order.
The speedy 26-year-old has gone hitless in his first seven at-bats from the leadoff spot and reached base only once after being hit by a pitch. Overall, he's hitting just .250 on the season.
Peter Bourjos' hitting streak ends
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos led off for the first time this season in Friday's loss to the Astros but failed to get a hit in four plate appearances, snapping a five-game hitting streak. He was also hit by a pitch for the first time this season, giving him a .286/.333/.464 line through 30 plate appearances.
Peter Bourjos launches first HR of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos uncorked his first home run of the season during Saturday's contest against the Rangers.
Bourjos took reliever Jason Frasor deep in the sixth inning for a solo home run. He also added a bunt single in the second and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in an 8-4 victory. He is batting .333/.333/.889 through his first three games of the season.
Peter Bourjos getting much-deserved attention
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/2/2013)Peter Bourjos was squeezed out of the starting lineup in the Angels' opening-day victory over the Reds on Monday, as the team had to play without a DH and moved Mark Trumbo to the outfield.
It won't be long, though, before Bourjos is patrolling center field, and owners are anticipating his presence in the lineup, making him one of the Most Added outfielders in CBSSports.com leagues.
Bourjos entered Monday's game and he tripled, and that could be a sign of things to come. He had only seven doubles and no triples in 168 at-bats last season, but as a prospect and in previous major league seasons, Bourjos had been good at getting extra bases, even if he didn't hit many home runs. That makes Bourjos someone for owners to target in standard mixed leagues, especially those that use a points format.
Peter Bourjos ready for every-day duties
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) With Vernon Wells traded to the Yankees on Tuesday, Peter Bourjos has no competition for the center field job in Anaheim. The Angels let Torii Hunter walk this past offseason and moved rookie phenom Mike Trout to left field to open up the spot in center for the 26-year-old. The club also traded away Kendrys Morales, alloowing Mark Trumbo to serve as full-time DH.
Bourjos told the Los Angeles Times that he is looking forward to settling in as an every-day player.
"Getting regular playing time will be huge," Bourjos said Tuesday. "You don't have the struggles in your mind of saying, 'I've got to get a hit this at-bat or I might not play tomorrow.' Knowing you're in the lineup day in and day out, you can relax and play the game."
Peter Bourjos has batted .352 (19 for 54) with two homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases through 20 Cactus League games.
Bourjos back on center stage
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) After being the subject of trade rumors in recent months, Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos once against figures to receive the first shot at winning the center field job. "You can't pay attention to (the rumors)," Bourjos said Friday. "They'll drive you nuts if you do. This is where I want to be." The offseason seemed to work in Bourjos' favor. Kendrys Morales was dealt for pitching and the team opted not to bring Torii Hunter back, clearing room for Bourjos to get back into the starting picture as Mark Trumbo will move to designated hitter. Newcomer Josh Hamilton is slated for right field and Mike Trout for left field.
Bourjos on his way out of Anaheim?
(12/17/2012) ESPN.com reported Monday that the Marlins have expressed interest in trading pitcher Ricky Nolasco for outfielder Peter Bourjos. The Angels signed outfielder Josh Hamilton last week, taking away a starting job for Bourjos. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports that the Angels would rather trade Kendrys Morales, rather than Bourjos or Mark Trumbo, however.