Astros Designate Jason Bourgeois For Assignment

The Astros designated outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment to make room for Brett Myers, tweets MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.  The Astros had claimed the 28-year-old Bourgeois off waivers from the Brewers in October.  In 2009, he hit .316/.354/.401 in Triple A while playing all three outfield positions.  The Astros re-signed Jason Michaels in mid-December, lessening the need for extra outfielders.


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9 Comments on "Astros Designate Jason Bourgeois For Assignment"


5 years 7 months ago

Well, that’s pretty dumb. Who will they use as fifth outfielder now? Do they really trust Yordany Ramirez more? Bogusevic will surely start at AAA.

Aranathor
5 years 7 months ago

Ah hah! Proof that the Astros organisation is run by Marxists! Throwing out the bourgeoisie!
(Somebody had to make that joke)

formerdraftpick
5 years 7 months ago

I think I would have liked to seen Jason Bourgeois used more as a shortstop or second baseman for the Astros as opposed to an outfield. He has a good eye at the plate and doesn’t strike out too much. The Tigers or Mets could definitely use him.

CesarRomero
5 years 7 months ago

They’ll be looking for a lefty-hitting backup outfielder. I don’t know if re-signing Erstad in in the cards, but it’ll be something along those lines.

5 years 7 months ago

This guy always dominates in AAA, surprised he hasn’t been given more of a shot as a backup or platoon option.

alleykat23
5 years 7 months ago

So does John Bowker.But once he got to the show his bat disappeared.

5 years 7 months ago

he’ll get a job.

brewersfan
5 years 7 months ago

Could end up back in Milwaukee. They need a fifth outfielder.

fgsfsfbbbrd
5 years 7 months ago

Or possibly the Padres. He’d fit much better than Jermaine Dye there, and would be cheaper.