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Diamondbacks sign Michael Bourn to minor-league deal

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The veteran will report to Double-A to begin his stint with Arizona.

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The Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor-league deal, according to a club announcement. Bourn will report to Double-A Mobile to begin his stint with Arizona.

Bourn, 33, is now with his third team of the season after being cut by the Braves at the end of spring training and being signed to a minor-league deal by the Blue Jays before being released by Toronto last week. The outfielder was linked to Arizona at the beginning of the season when A.J. Pollock went down to injury, but opted instead to sign with the Jays at that point.

Bourn appeared in nine games for the Blue Jays' High-A affiliate, hitting .257/.366/.371 with 4 RBI in 35 at-bats. He was cut by Atlanta after hitting just .238/.310/.282 in 141 games with Cleveland and Atlanta last season.

Bourn will provide depth for Arizona in the minors for the first part of his stint, and could be called up to the majors if he performs well and the team believes he will be an upgrade to its other outfield options. The D-Backs are currently utilizing Chris Owings in center with Pollock out.