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Peter Bourjos to undergo season-ending wrist surgery

Sep 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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As expected, the Angels announced that center fielder Peter Bourjos will miss the remainder of the season following wrist surgery.

Bourjos fractured his wrist on June 29 when he was hit by a pitch and spent nearly two months on the disabled list. He returned in mid-August, but went just 5-for-46 (.109) in 15 games before being shut down again last week.

According to William Boor of the recovery timetable is expected to be around eight weeks, so Bourjos will have plenty of time to get healthy for spring training. He ends the season hitting .274 with a .710 OPS in 55 games.

  1. flamethrower101 - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Bourjos is basically all glove & legs w/ little bat. And to think there was such a hooplah earlier this year because the Angels decided to move their MVP Trout to LF and keep Bourjos in CF. I couldn’t believe some of the arguments that I was hearing, that Trout was their MVP and therefore should be allowed to dictate where he plays. Oh, and another one about how Trout hits so well because he plays CF. What?

    A better argument – and I’m sure this is one the Angels had – was that Bourjos was a far better CF than Trout, thus the change. Which I could buy. But Bourjos has had a hard time staying healthy the past 2 years and does not hit well at all.

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Bourjos was hitting well prior to the injury. He was at .326/.385/.450 before getting hurt.

      He has been hurt a lot though.

      • km9000 - Sep 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM

        Bourjos was probably their second best hitter during the second half. A lot of it was because of how badly everyone else was doing, but he really showed his potential.

        Unfortunately Bourjos, and Trumbo, end up back in the off-season rumor mill, given how well Shuck and Calhoun have played.

        As for Trout, I think he’s shows he hits well regardless of his outfield spot, so hopefully that dies down at least.

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