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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Jason Bourgeois DFA'd 

Greg Colbrunn has been added to the 40 man roster today -- something the Rangers had to do, or risk losing him -- and to make room for him on the roster, they have designated Jason Bourgeois for assignment.

Adding Colbrunn wasn't exactly surprising -- he's apparently been pretty bad in spring training, but once Delgado didn't pan out, he was pretty much guaranteed part of the platoon DH role -- but dropping Bourgeois from the 40 man is disappointing to me.

A former 2nd round pick, Bourgeois was very disappointing last season, after seemingly having a breakout year in 2003, including posting a .329/.416/.473 line in a half-season at high-A Stockton. He spent all of 2004 in AA Frisco, putting up a .256/.315/.330 line, and struggling all season long.

He is just 23, though, and with guys like Ryan Bukvich and Travis Hughes on the 40 man roster, I question whether Bourgeois was really the guy who needed to go.

He'll likely get claimed by someone else...perhaps Milwaukee, since Doug Melvin drafted him in the first place.


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