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Cubs sign Peter Bourjos to minor-league deal

The 30-year-old will be changing uniforms for the fifth time in his eight-year career

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs are reportedly signing veteran outfielder Peter Bourjos to a minor-league deal, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

Bourjos has bounced around the majors for the majority of his career, most recently spending time with the Rays, where he hit .223 with an OPS+ of 78 over 100 games played.

Bourjos, soon to be 31, started his career with promise as a member of the Angels, where he hit to a .765 OPS while leading the league with 11 triples in his second season. He also stole 22 bases in that 2011 season, but hasn’t swiped more than nine bags in a season since.

With his offensive production slipping ever passing year, Bourjos has been a part-time player since the 2011 season, averaging just 249 plate appearances per year over the past six seasons.