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.
Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will promote middle infield prospect Carter Kieboom to the majors ahead of Friday’s game against the Padres. The Nationals are currently dealing with injuries to shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon, so the club hopes Kieboom can help the team tread water at the very least.
Kieboom, 21, was selected by the Nationals in the first round (28th overall) in the 2016 draft. MLB Pipeline currently rates him No. 2 in the Nationals’ system and No. 37 overall. Kieboom has played both second base and shortstop this season after exclusively playing shortstop previously in his professional career.
With Triple-A Fresno to start the 2019 season, Kieboom hit .379/.506/.636 with three homers, 18 RBI, and 14 runs scored in 83 plate appearances.