Top Michael Bourn News

  • Michael Bourn: Released by Angels

    Bourn was released by the Angels on Sunday.

    His pro career appears to be coming to a close. Bourn has hit .248/.335/.350 across stops with Triple-A affiliates of the Angels and Orioles, and he no longer provides valuable outfield defense.

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  • Angels' Michael Bourn: Heads to Angels on MiLB deal

    Bourn signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Friday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Bourn was released by the Orioles in late May, but given the Angels' precarious outfield situation, the two sides seemed like a fit. He'll head to Triple-A Salt Lake for now, but he could find his way to the majors to provide reinforcements if he shows any semblance of his former self at the plate with the Bees.

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  • Michael Bourn: Released by Orioles

    Bourn was released from his minor-league contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Bourn exercised his opt-out clause Tuesday, and given the .220 batting average he produced in 11 games with Triple-A Norfolk, it comes as no surprise that the team opted not to move him up to the big league roster. The 34-year-old's experience could be a calling card in free agency, though his best days are certainly behind him.

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  • Orioles' Michael Bourn: Exercises opt-out clause Tuesday

    Bourn is not traveling with Triple-A Norfolk after utilizing the opt-out clause in his contract Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of reports.

    The Orioles now have 24 hours to either send the veteran to the big leagues or to grant him his release from the team. As a roster formality, Bourn was sent down to Low-A Aberdeen to clear space on the Tides' roster, but more likely than not, he'll likely be heading into free agency. More information on this should be revealed in the next day or so.

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  • Orioles' Michael Bourn: Assigned to Triple-A

    Bourn (finger) reported to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Bourn was able to take part in some games at extended spring training for the past week and experienced no issues with his fractured right ring finger, prompting the team to clear him for minor-league action. It's expected that Bourn will play at least a handful of games with Norfolk before the Orioles determine whether he's worthy of a spot on the 25-man roster. If the Orioles decide to purchase Bourn's contract, he'd likely serve in a backup capacity in the team's outfield.

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  • Orioles' Michael Bourn: Set to begin live action Tuesday

    Bourn will begin playing in extended spring training games Tuesday and will be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk after logging somewhere between 35-40 at-bats at camp, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

    Bourn was released, re-signed and sent to Sarasota all in a matter of two weeks in early April. The veteran entered spring training in March with the hope of challenging for some major-league at-bats, but a broken finger ended those aspirations. Bourn will be on the radar for a call up if the O's need depth later in 2017, but until then, he's best left on your fantasy waiver wire.

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  • Michael Bourn: Working on new deal with Orioles

    Bourn (finger) and the Orioles are working toward a new contract, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

    Bourn was released in spring training after he suffered a broken finger that will keep him out of action until late April. He was in camp as a non-roster invitee with a contract that would have paid $2 million had he earned a spot on the major-league squad. Expect Bourn to sign a similarly structured contract with a lower salary due to the time he's slated to miss.

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  • Orioles' Michael Bourn: Re-signs with Baltimore on minor-league pact

    Bourn (finger) re-signed Tuesday with the Orioles on a minor-league contract, MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports.

    Bourn had previously inked a minor-league contract with the Orioles in February, but his bid to make the Opening Day roster was foiled after he broke his right ring finger while playing football before spring training began. The 34-year-old's injured digit has just about healed up, so he'll head to extended spring training and presumably play in simulated games, during which the Orioles will determine if he can be of use at the major-league level. The performance of fifth outfielder Craig Gentry may ultimately dictate if Bourn eventually gets a call back to the big leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 40
School: Houston
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: L, R