Diamondbacks sign OF Michael Bourn to minor league deal

Tuesday May 10th, 2016

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached a minor-league deal with outfielder Michael Bourn and have assigned him to the Double A Mobile BayBears, the team announced Tuesday.

The Diamondbacks have been looking for an outfielder since A.J. Pollock went on the disabled list with an elbow injury.

Bourn was released by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday after spending time within their minor-league system. He was hitting .257 with two doubles, one triple and a stolen base in 41 plate appearances for the Class A advanced affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays.

The two-time All-Star is coming off a year in which he split time between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. He finished last season hitting .238 with 30 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 141 games. Bourn is still due $14 million this season after being cut from the Braves.

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The Diamondbacks sit just one game behind the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

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