TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The subject of trade rumors in recent months, Peter Bourjos (BOHR'-jus) once against figures to receive the first shot at winning the center field job on a team loaded with four center fielders.
The Angels haven't forgotten Bourjos' 2011 rookie season when he hit .271 with a .327 on-base percentage with 12 homers and 22 stolen bases and patrolled center field so well that they moved nine-time Gold Glove winner Torii Hunter to right field.
The landscape tightened for Bourjos a year later with the 2012 additions of first baseman Albert Pujols along with the return of first baseman Kendrys Morales that clogged the designated hitter slot and pushed Mark Trumbo into the outfield.
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