Angels and Cardinals Complete 4-Player Trade For Bourjos and Freese

An article by posted on November 22, 2013

Peter Bourjos

The Cardinals have acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels in exchange for third baseman David Freese according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Outfield prospect Randal Grichuk will also go to the Cardinals while right-hander Fernando Salas goes to the Angels.

Freese, 30, was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. He batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBI in an injury plagued season.

Bourjos, 26, is a career .251 hitter with speed, stealing 41 bases in 54 attempts. He’s one of the best defensive center fielders in the league.

MLBTR wraps it up like this:

All told, the Angels are dealing three years of Bourjos and one of their top prospects for two years of Freese and three years of Salas in addition to agreeing to take on roughly $4MM in additional salary in the 2014 season.

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