The White Sox acquired outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Monday. Bourgeois will report to AAA Charlotte.
Bourgeois, 34, batted .240 in 212 plate appearances for the Reds in 2015 and was batting .356 in 33 games for the AAA Reno Aces this season. He has good speed and has played all three outfield positions with most of his time spent in center field.
Bourgeois has played in 317 games over eight seasons with six different teams. A second-round draft choice of the Texas Rangers in 2000, he signed with the Sox as a free agent in 2007 and played in three games with six at-bats for them in 2008, his first season in the majors.
Bourgeois’ best season was in 2011 with the Houston Astros when he batted .294 with 31 stolen bases in 93 games.
Bourgeois gives the Sox with some outfield depth. Top outfield prospect Jacob May was placed on Charlotte’s disabled list Monday.
In other Sox minor league news, Charlotte shortstop Tim Anderson (.432, three home runs, six RBI in eight games) was named International League Batter of Week. Anderson, a first-round draft pick and the team’s top position player prospect, had been off to a slow start. He raised his average .276.