D-backs sign Michael Bourn to Minor League contract
The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with OF Michael Bourn and assigned him to Double-A Mobile, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.
Bourn, 33, is a 2-time NL All-Star (2010, '12) and Rawlings® Gold Glove winner in center field (2009-10). Since 2008, he is tied for the Major League lead with 307 stolen bases, ranks second with 238 infield hits and is third with 70 bunt hits.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder owns a lifetime .266 batting average with 178 doubles, 63 triples, 31 home runs, 323 RBI and 326 stolen bases in 1,248 games over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the Phillies (2006-07), Astros (2008-11), Braves (2011-12, '15) and Indians (2013-15).
The Houston native was designated for assignment by the Braves on April 2, signed a Minor League contract with the Blue Jays on April 22 and was released May 7. In 9 games with Single-A Advanced Dunedin, Bourn hit .257 (9-for-35) with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 4 RBI.