Today, the Cubs signed the speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos to a minor league deal. This shows that the club is looking to improve their outfield. The signing now adds an element of speed to the roster, should he make the 25-man roster.
Bourjos, 30, has had stints with seven teams, including the National League Central rival St. Louis Cardinals. The speedy center fielder posts a career batting average of .241 along with averaging 13 stolen bases a year. By adding Bourjos, manager Joe Maddon now has multiple options on the bench as Bourjos and infielder Tommy La Stella will be at the top of the list to come off the bench late in games.
A little something to note is that Bourjos is from Park Ridge, Illinois, which is a short 40 minute drive from Chicago and his parents still currently reside near the Chicago area.