Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos finally returned to the starting lineup after not being able to make a start in the last five games due to a left-thumb injury. This came not too long after he missed 38 games with an injury. As if it could not get any worse, Bourjos will now be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right-wrist fracture after getting beamed in Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros.
Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times had this to say about Bourjos on Twitter:
“OF Peter Bourjos said he has fracture in R (right) wrist. Out 2-3 weeks. Said it could have been worse but will go on DL.”
The reason Bourjos told DiGiovanna that it could have been worse is because the fracture is non-displaced, which means the bone is still in place and will not take as long to heal. Regardless, it is still very unfortunate for a player who has been trying very hard to get healthy this season. It certainly has to be frustrating for Bourjos to miss another chunk of games for something as silly as getting hit by a pitch.
The 26-year-old has not recorded a hit since June 19, as it has been nearly impossible for him to settle into a groove at the plate. He is batting .326 with three home runs, 10 RBI, three doubles, two triples and four stolen bases in 129 at-bats this season. However, his inconsistent plate appearances are certainly doing a number on him.