|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||635.00||6.00||.255||54.00||89.00||32.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||18||2||0|| .111|| .278|| .111|
|vs Cobb (Career)||7||1||0|| .143||.143||.143|
|vs RHP||301||82||3|| .335|| .389|| .272|
|Last 10 Games|
Michael Bourn will only watch Chris Sale pitch Friday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/5/14) Indians center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn has been given Friday night off against White Sox stud left-hander Chris Sale.
Bourn is batting .214 against lefties this year and is hitless in five at-bats lifetime against Sale.
Michael Bourn could play Saturday and Sunday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/15/14) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is not in the lineup for his return from the disabled list Friday, but FOXSportsOhio.com reports he could start both Saturday and Sunday. Bourn is returning from a hamstring injury, and was expected to get one day off this weekend anyways.
Michael Bourn back from DL
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/15/14) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, as expected, after recovering from a hamstring injury. He is not in the lineup for his first game back, Friday against the Orioles.
Bourn has been out since early July as a result of the injury, but got through his latest rehab assignment without issue. He is expected to resume playing everyday, but could get some extra time off to keep him fresh. He was hitting .267/.316/.379 but has been limited to 66 games due to injuries.
Michael Bourn on track to return Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/14) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) said he is on track to come off the disabled list Friday against the Orioles, per MLB.com. Bourn is expected to continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus Thursday as the team's DH.
Michael Bourn could return this weekend
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/12/14) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn could be cleared to return at some point during the team's upcoming weekend series against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.
"Bourny is doing really well," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday. "I wouldn't be surprised if he plays for us this weekend. We've just got to sit with Bourny and figure out how to get him to this weekend, just because we have a day off on Thursday, and having him sitting for a couple days might not make sense. So we'll sit with him and kind of figure out the best way to get him back here where he feels good about himself, and also has as many at-bats as he can get without having too many, because he's not ready to quite play every day."
Out since July 6 with a hamstring injury, Bourn is continuing his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus Tuesday. He's 1 for 14 in three games at two levels during his rehab.
|2014 summary: Not so long ago, Michael Bourn was a popular target for steals and runs, but for the second year in a row, he fell short of making major contributions in those categories. Injuries were partly to blame; hamstring problems delayed the start of Bourn's season and caused him to miss nearly a month and a half during midseason. His 57 runs in 106 games put him behind the pace of his best seasons, as he got on base at a mere .314 clip. Stolen bases have typically been Bourn's main draw, and he attempted only 16 swipes. He was successful in just 10 of those attempts.|
Playing time status: Though both Bourn's offense and defense suffered in 2014, he enters 2015 as the Indians' presumptive everyday center fielder.
2015 outlook: Bourn's sagging stolen base success rate and infield hit rate both suggest he is losing some of the speed that made him so attractive in Fantasy just a few years ago. He can no longer be counted on to steal as many as 20 bases now, and without that, he's a deeper mixed league option at best.
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