Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Braves have signed outfielder Peter Bourjos to a major league contract. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports adds that the deal is worth $1 million.
Bourjos, 30, spent his spring with the Cubs but was released recently. The Braves wasted no time picking him up. Bourjos will be a backup outfielder for the first two weeks of the season and will likely cede his roster spot when the club is ready to call up Ronald Acuna.
With the Rays last season, Bourjos hit a subpar .223/.272/.383 in 203 plate appearances.
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.
We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.