Peter Bourjos undergoes hip surgery

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Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos underwent surgery for a hip impingement, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.

Bourjos started the season in a time-share with Jon Jay, but ended up mostly on the bench as he hit .231 with a .643 OPS and Jay hit .303 with a .750 OPS.

Langosch reports that he’s expected to be ready for spring training, although even before the surgery news it was unclear how Bourjos fit into the Cardinals’ plans. He’s a great defensive center fielder and has occasionally shown some decent offensive ability, but he’s also getting expensive via arbitration and isn’t going to unseat Jay.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.