August 10, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos (25) is congratualted after scoring the winning run off a wild pitch in the ninth inning in their 6-5 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
Eric Denton at LAAI reports that Bourjos will be eligible to return to action on September 3 as this move is retroactive to the speedy fifth outfielder's last appearance in uniform, which was August 19, when he was used as a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth inning and scored the winning run on a wild walk-off Wild Pitch. This game last week at home against the Mariners was only the 88th of the year in which he has appeared.
Pitcher Garrett Richards will be taking Speedy Petey's spot on the 25-man roster, an interesting shift that might not bode well for one of the starting five in the Angel rotation. Although Richards can pitch out of the pen, one can speculate wildly about the health of any Angels starter considering the terrible August the starting five have amassed.