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Michael Bourn

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Diamondbacks | Three hits for Michael Bourn

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:19:08 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 22, and he is hitting .375 in five games with Arizona.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn is off to a solid start with his new team, but with his speed diminished at this stage in his career, he is merely a fringe option in NL-only leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb not starting

Sun, 22 May 2016 11:02:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Sunday, May 22. OF Brandon Drury will start at third base, while OF Michael Bourn will start in right field and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has gone 3-for-11 with two RBI and one stolen base since joining the Diamondbacks earlier this month and can be a starting option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn starting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:37:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and is hitting second against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Friday, May 20. SS/OF Chris Owings moves to shortstop and is batting eighth with SS Nick Ahmed taking the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has always been known as a speedster, and he had 61 steals all the way back in 2011. But as he ages, he's struggled to reach base frequently and had only 17 stolen bases in 141 games with multiple teams last year. The lineup spot is nice tonight, but Bourn remains strictly a low-end outfield option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues just for his wheels. He won't play every day, either.

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Diamondbacks | Chris Owings, Welington Castillo sitting

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:23:27 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris Owings and C Welington Castillo are not in the starting lineup Monday, May 16. OF Michael Bourn draws a start in center field and is hitting second, while C Chris Herrmann is behind the plate and batting seventh against New York Yankees SP Chad Green.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Bourn could see decent playing time while David Peralta is on the disabled list. Bourn is worth a low-priced flier in NL-only leagues for his speed. However, keep in mind that he stole just 17 bases in 24 attempts in 482 plate appearances in 2015. Keep expectations in check. Herrmann can hit the occasional home run but remains a low-end catching option in DFS action.

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Diamondbacks | David Peralta lands on DL

Sun, 15 May 2016 21:25:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist inflammation Sunday, May 15. OF Michael Bourn's contract was purchased from the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Keep Peralta stashed everywhere. Brandon Drury, who has done nothing but hit for the D-backs (.320, six home runs, 13 RBI), played right field in all three games over the weekend and remains the biggest beneficiary with Peralta hurt. At this point, Drury should be rostered everywhere. Bourn figures to serve in a reserve outfield role along with Rickie Weeks. Bourn's main appeal is his speed, but the 33-year-old doesn't have much left in the tank after stealing 15 bags last year. Consider him a cheap flier in NL-only affairs.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona signs Michael Bourn

Tue, 10 May 2016 12:31:55 -0700

Free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Blue Jays) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, May 10. He will report to Class AA Mobile.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has had his struggles in the last year or so. It seems like he's fluttering from team to team, which is an indication of how bad his production has fallen off. If you are in a very deep league, it might be worth grabbing Bourn and holding on to see what he does. Otherwise, don't bother unless he earns a promotion, and even then wait and see what his production is like. OF Chris Owings doesn't carry much value in center, so Bourn could usurp some playing time if he does well.

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Blue Jays | Michael Bourn released

Mon, 09 May 2016 08:49:30 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Bourn was released over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn could latch on with another team, but he's a steals-only player and the deck is stacked against him returning to fantasy relevance at age 33.

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Blue Jays | Michael Bourn signs with Blue Jays

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:56:57 -0700

Free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Braves) signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Age has caught up to the speedy Bourn, who has stolen 27 bases and been caught 13 times in the last two years. He's worth a flyer in AL-only leagues, but he's really one-dimensional, and that dimension is narrowing.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona passing on Michael Bourn

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:42:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks are unlikely to sign free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Braves) in the immediate future, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: There is a possibility that the D-Backs could reconsider signing the 33-year-old down the line. For now, Arizona will rely on the combination of Socrates Brito and Chris Owings to split time in center field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Diamondbacks | Arizona considering Michael Bourn

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:06:47 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said the team has had internal discussions about free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Braves) and added that his representatives have been contacted.

Fantasy Tip: INF/OF Chris Owings and OF Socrates Brito are currently splitting time in center field and a Bourn signing could lead to Brito being optioned to the minors in order to receive regular playing time. Bourn would be a huge upgrade from a defensive standpoint but the D-Backs are uncertain if he would be an improvement on offense as well. If signed, the 33-year-old veteran should be viewed as a source of stolen bases and runs for owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro