MINNEAPOLIS -- Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos has now started just twice in the last 11 games. But he still manages to stay upbeat.
"It'll all work out one way or another," he said with a smile from the visiting clubhouse at Target Field on Wednesday, which marked yet another day on the bench. "I think I'm too good of a player for it not to."
That may be the case, but Bourjos has batted just .120 (3-for-25) since April 17 and has been essentially confined to bench duty since Mike Trout's arrival on April 28. In fact, that game -- against the Indians at Progressive Field -- has marked the only time the two have been in the starting lineup together.
"I don't think it would be good to dwell on not being in the lineup," Bourjos said. "You just have to go out there, and if you pinch-run in the eighth or you go in for defense, you have to be ready to do that. And I think that's the only way you can go about it. If you sit back and pout like a baby, it's just going to snowball."