It’s been quite a journey for Michael Bourn in the past year. He started last season in Cleveland before being traded to the Braves. He didn’t make the Braves roster this spring and was released. Then he signed with the Blue Jays, but they released him too. Now he’s on club number three: the Diamondbacks, who just announced that it has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with Bourn and that they have assigned him to Double-A Mobile.
Bourn, 33, put in 41 plate appearances at single-A Dunedin with the Jays and hit .257/.366/.371 with a pair of doubles and a triple. Not great. Nor has his production anywhere else been great for a couple of years. But now he has another chance to prove himself.