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Braves sign Peter Bourjos (again) to a minor league deal, release Jaff Decker

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The Braves don’t know how to quit Peter Bourjos, so they signed him to a minor league deal after releasing him not long ago.

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Peter Bourjos’ first stint with the Braves in 2018 did not go particularly well. Deficiencies with his bat basically relegated him to spot appearances in the field, as a pinch runner, and as a pinch hitter with the presence of Preston Tucker and other, more appealing options. He did not help his cause with a pretty awful slide that cost the Braves a run (and probably a win), but his performance overall was the bigger issue that led to his release after posting a .120/.185/.160 line in 25 plate appearances with the team.

However, the Braves still seem to like having him in the organization so they signed him back, this time to a minor league deal.

In a corresponding move, the Braves released OF Jaff Decker from his minor league deal. Decker had not exactly lit the world on fire down in Gwinnett either with a .271/.407/.458, but he had hardly performed poorly. Its clear that the Braves want to have Bourjos around due to his speed and rumor defensive acumen in a pinch, so Decker was an unfortunate roster casualty.