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  1. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Bow and Arrow

    You never shoot your arrows . . . when you’re sitting at the table. There’ll be time enough for shootin’ . . . when the game is done.

  2. Torii Hunter is willing to take a reduced role going forward

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Given how he’s playing these days, he’ll have to. But it’s nice to hear him say it.

  3. Why haven’t the Cardinals called up Oscar Taveras?

    May 6, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Clearly the Cardinals are not pleased with their center field situation, cycling through Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos, and now Randal Grichuk while getting terrible combined production from the position.

  4. Peter Bourjos has been benched by the Cardinals

    Apr 30, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Peter Bourjos began the season as the Cardinals’ primary center fielder, but then he slumped his way into fewer starts in favor of Jon Jay and now it looks like he’s been benched altogether.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  6. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  7. Cardinals send stud prospect Oscar Taveras to the minors

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras‘ recovery from last year’s ankle surgery has gone much more slowly than expected and has recently led to hamstring problems as well, and today the Cardinals optioned the 22-year-old stud outfield prospect to minor-league camp. That means Taveras will begin the season at Triple-A–and possibly on the Triple-A disabled list–after initially having at…

  8. Peter Bourjos back in action on Sunday after missing a week with right hamstring tightness

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Goods news Sunday morning in Cardinals camp. According to beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, outfielder Peter Bourjos is back in the starting lineup for Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Nationals after sitting out for seven days with tightness in his right hamstring. Bourjos dealt with chronic leg problems during his…

  9. Peter Bourjos being hampered by leg tightness

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Troubling news Wednesday out of Cardinals camp. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Peter Bourjos has been held out of Grapefruit League action since Sunday because of what’s being called a “tight leg.” Bourjos has already been ruled out for Thursday’s Grapefruit League tilt with the Twins and it’s not clear when he might be…

  10. Mike Trout will likely bat second in the Angels’ lineup

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Mike Trout started the 2013 season hitting second in the Angels’ lineup, but moved to the #3 spot when Albert Pujols went on the disabled list in late July. He produced similarly in both spots, posting a 1.015 in 405 plate appearances in the two-hole, and a .963 OPS in 223 PA batting third. With…

  11. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  12. With little payroll maneuverability, Angels may have to trade to bolster rotation

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The Angels signed reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million deal on Saturday, just a day after adding third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas in a trade for Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk. As a result, the Angels have about $8 million left before hitting the $189 million luxury tax threshold,…

  13. Cardinals trade David Freese to Angels for Peter Bourjos

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Well, that progressed from rumor to trade in a hurry. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Angels have traded center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk to the Cardinals for third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas. Obviously the Angels are betting that Freese will bounce back following a down…

  14. The Angels may be willing to trade Mark Trumbo for pitching

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Or Peter Bourjos for that matter says Buster Olney: The Angels want pitching,and sources say they’ve indicated a willingness to other teams to trade Peter Bourjos or/and Mark Trumbo to get it. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 29, 2013   Trading Bourjos would cost them an excellent defender but an up-and-down hitter who only played…

  15. 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…

  16. Peter Bourjos likely to undergo wrist surgery

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos will likely require surgery to insert a pin into his broken wrist, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times. Bourjos was hit by a Jordan Lyles pitch on June 29 and immediately went on the DL. He returned on August 16, but in the 15 games in which he has played…

  17. Mike Trout out of lineup again with hamstring strain

    Aug 20, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com comes word that Angels outfielder Mike Trout is out of the starting lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday night due to a right hamstring strain. Trout suffered the injury during Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Astros and might not be available until the end of…

  18. Peter Bourjos had a setback with his fractured wrist

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Out since June 29 with a fractured wrist, Peter Bourjos‘ return timetable has been pushed back after X-rays showed the bone hasn’t fully healed. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Bourjos will likely miss an additional 1-2 weeks, which rules out the Angels center fielder coming off the disabled list this month.…

  19. Peter Bourjos has a fractured right wrist

    Jun 30, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that outfielder Peter Bourjos has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist and is going to be sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks. Bourjos suffered the injury Saturday when he was hit on the wrist by a Jordan Lyles fastball. He’ll be placed on the disabled…

  20. Peter Bourjos hit on hand, taken for x-rays

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos was hit on the hand with a 91 MPH fastball from Astros starter Jordan Lyles in the top of the fourth this afternoon. He was taken out of the lineup after the inning and replaced by J.B. Shuck. Bourjos left to have x-rays taken on his hand, reports Mike DiGiovanna of…

  21. Josh Hamilton had a nightmare game last night

    Jun 19, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    It’s hard to grasp how truly awful Josh Hamilton was on Tuesday night. He came to the plate five times. Here’s what happened: First Inning: No score, Mike Trout on first, nobody out, Hamilton grounds into a double play; Third Inning: Mariners up 2-1, Mike Trout on first, nobody out, Hamilton grounds into a double…

  22. Angels will activate Peter Bourjos tomorrow

    Jun 9, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos will be taken off of the 15-day disabled list tomorrow, reports MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez. Bourjos had been on the disabled list since the end of April due to a strained left hamstring. He had been hitting well, sitting on an .827 OPS prior to his injury. In the absence of Bourjos,…

  23. Angels move Mike Trout back into the leadoff spot, bat Josh Hamilton second

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

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    The Angels have lost five out of their last six games and currently sit at a disappointing 26-34 on the season, so manager Mike Scioscia has decided to make some sweeping changes to his lineup. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trout is back in the leadoff spot today against the Red…

  24. A’s lose Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson to DL after 19-inning game

    May 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos was immediately placed on the disabled list after getting hurt in Monday night’s 19-inning marathon and now two A’s players from that game are also headed to the DL. One is center fielder Coco Crisp, who left the game in the 13th inning with a strained hamstring, and the other…

  25. Angels place Peter Bourjos on DL, will activate Erick Aybar

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Peter Bourjos is the first casualty from last night’s Angels-A’s marathon that saw multiple players leave with injuries, as the Angels center fielder has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Bourjos nearly beat out a sacrifice bunt in the 11th inning, but came up lame right as his feet hit first…

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