Angels To Sign Michael Bourn

Posted: June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Angels have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran outfielder Michael Bourn, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter link). He had recently opted out of his deal with the Orioles.

Los Angeles is building up its outfield depth in the wake of Mike Trout’s thumb injury. Bourn will head to Triple-A Salt Lake City, taking the spot just vacated when Eric Young Jr. was called up to the majors.

Bourn, 34, finished his 2016 season on a strong note in a productive 24-game run with the Orioles. But he had struggled earlier in the year with the Diamondbacks and hasn’t been a productive regular since 2013.

Still, it seems reasonable to hope that the fleet-footed veteran could function as a useful bench or platoon player. He was getting on base at an excellent .373 clip through 51 plate appearances at Triple-A in the Baltimore organization, though he was lagging in batting average (.220) and power (.317 slugging percentage).

from MLB Trade Rumors


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