The Arizona Diamondbacks traded minor league outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Chicago White Sox for cash, the teams announced on Monday.
The 34-year-old Bourgeois signed with Arizona in December and in 33 games with Triple-A Reno this year is slashing .356/.385/.442. He previously played for the Reds, Rays, Royals, Astros and Brewers. Bourgeois made his MLB debut with the White Sox, playing six games for Chicago in 2008.
Bourgeois fought for a roster spot in Arizona’s unsettled outfield during spring but did not push others such as Socrates Brito and Rickie Weeks Jr. to make the opening day roster.
The Diamondbacks recently signed veteran outfielder Michael Bourn to add a body following David Peralta’s injury that has put him on the 15-day disabled list.
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