by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn went 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over Seattle.
Bourn is settling in just fine as Cleveland's leadoff hitter despite his time on the disabled list. Bourn's line is up to .321/.369/.487 and he has seven hits and three runs scored in his last three games.
Michael Bourn has two steals
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn went 2 for 5 Saturday during a win over the Mariners. He stole second and third to increase his total to five.
Bourn, who is batting .311, had two singles with an RBI. The leadoff hitter has three RBI in 74 at-bats and is 5 for 10 the past two games.
The Indians will give Bourn a day off with Wednesday's day game following Tuesday's night game. Bourn is just 3 for 18 since returning from a hand injury March 10.
Michael Bourn returns to leadoff spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Fresh off his activation from the disabled list, Indians outfielder Michael Bourn batted leadoff Friday at Detroit. Bourn, who has not played since April 14 while recovering from a finger injury, also returned to center field.
Michael Bourn activated off DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) The Indians announced following Thursday's game against the Athletics that outfielder Michael Bourn (finger) was activated off the 15-day disabled list and reliever Scott Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a roster spot. Bourn is expected to be back in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.
Looks like Michael Bourn will return this weekend
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn (finger) was back in Cleveland Thursday after finishing a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com. Bourn will likely be activated off the 15-day DL this weekend in Detroit.
Bourn hit .143 (1 for 7) with one stolen base, one walk and three strikeouts in two games with Columbus.
Michael Bourn back by weekend?
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, out since April 14 with a lacerated right index finger, could be back with the Tribe for a weekend series against the Tigers, MLB.com reports Wednesday. That said, manager Terry Francona doesn't want to look too far ahead.
"If he needs more games," Francona said of Bourn, who is on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, "we're going to do whatever is in his best interest."
Scheduled to play nine innings for Columbus Wednesday, Bourn will be re-evaluated following the game.
"We'll see how he feels and kind of go from there," Francona said. "He had a really good night [on Tuesday]."
Michael Bourn starts rehab stint
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury, began his rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus.
Bourn, who played the first game of a doubleheader, went 1 for 3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base. The team is expected to sit him out for Game 2 of the doubleheader and serve him as a designated hitter Wednesday.
Bourn carried a 333/.375/.600 line before getting hurt.
Rain puts Michael Bourn's rehab on hold
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn could not begin his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Columbus because the game against Charlotte was postponed due to rain. He'll likely begin his assignment Tuesday.
Bourn is recovering from an injured right hand suffered April 14. He was hitting .333/.375/.600 before the injury. His rehab assignment is likely to last three or four games.
Michael Bourn set to begin rehab assignment Monday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday, MLB.com reports.
Bourn is recovering from an injured right hand suffered April 14. He was hitting .333/.375/.600 before the injury. His rehab assignment is likely to last three or four games, so he could be back before the end of next week.
Michael Bourn moves toward rehab work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn took batting practice Friday for the first time since suffering a lacerated right index finger April 14, the Associated Press reports. Bourn, who has played in only 10 games this season because of the issue, could begin a minor-league rehab assignment in the next few days, manager Terry Francona said.
Michael Bourn not ready for rehab assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is not ready to go on a rehab assignment yet, according to Newsradio WTAM.
Bourn had his stitches removed from his right index finger, but has yet to take batting practice. Bourn hasn't played in a game since April 14.
Michael Bourn will test injury in rehab stint
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury, continued to play catch and hit off a tee Tuesday.
Bourn will play a few minor-league games as part of a rehab assignment. The team has yet to issue a date for the start of his rehab stint.
"It's frustrating to watch games, but I don't have a choice," Bourn said. "The finger is getting better, but there's still stiffness."
Bourn was hitting .333 with two home runs and two RBI in 10 games before landing on the DL.
Rehab stint possible for Michael Bourn
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn (right index finger) continues to hit off a tee and play catch, MLB.com reported Monday. The team is discussing a minor league rehab stint, though nothing concrete has been scheduled.
Bourn is eligible to come off the DL Tuesday, but obviously will need more time.
Michael Bourn not likely to return Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) While Indians outfielder Michael Bourn (finger) continues to make progress with his rehab, manager Terry Francona said it's unlikely Bourn will come off the disabled list when he's eligible Tuesday. Bourn has been playing light catch and was scheduled to hit off a tee Sunday.
"I don't think he's quite as comfortable as he'd like to be," Francona said, per MLB.com. "Knowing him, he wanted to like pick it up and go. So I kind of grabbed him [on Saturday] and said, 'The artificial timetable of when you come off the DL, that's all it is. We'll just get you back when you're ready.' He's trying his [butt] off. It's not like we have to push him."
Michael Bourn gets some work in
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Indians head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff told MLB.com that outfielder Michael Bourn, on the 15-day disabled list, took dry swings and played catch from 90 feet on Saturday. The 30-year-old has been out since suffering a laceration on his right index finger April 14.
Bourn is expected to return Tuesday from a two-week absence with a lacerated hand, so he is likely to play in just five games for Week 5. Despite that, White thinks Bourn is still worth activating this week. Bourn was hitting .333 before his injury, and White thinks he should be worth the starting spot for most mixed-league owners, even accounting for the possibility that he could be rusty.
Bourn should be at the top of the order immediately upon his return, where he scored seven runs in just 10 games.
Michael Bourn might not need rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday he isn't sure if outfielder Michael Bourn (finger) will need a rehab assignment before be activating from the disabled list, per MLB.com. Bourn is eligible to return Tuesday.
"He's been tracking pitches in the bullpen and things like that," Francona said, "but he can get a little more physical with the finger after he gets the stitches out."
The Indians have missed Bourn's presence atop the lineup. Bourn hit .333 in 10 games before going on the disabled list. Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs have hit a combined .214 (6 for 28) in the leadoff spot in Bourn's absence.
"It'll be really good," Francona said of Bourn's eventual return. "He gives us more flexibility, which is always nice. He makes the batting order look that much longer, and he's a speed guy at the front. You can take [Michael] Brantley's bat and put it somewhere else. It's a better lineup."
Michael Bourn hopes to begin baseball activity this week
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn will have his finger re-examined Thursday in Cleveland, according to the Plain Dealer.
Bourn was placed on the DL after cutting open his index finger on his right hand. The injury required five stitches. If everything looks good, there's a good chance Bourn will have his stitches removed. Once that happens, Bourn would be able to begin baseball activity again. Bourn is not eligible to come off the disabled list until April 30.
Michael Bourn to have stitches removed
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn, on the 15-day disabled list since April 15 when he sliced his finger open sliding head-first into first base, is expected to have the stitches removed from his right index finger Thursday, MLB.com reports.
It sounds like Bourn may be able to return when first eligible on April 30, or shortly after.
Michael Bourn takes spot on 15-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) The Indians placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a lacerated right index finger. The move was retroactive to April 15.
Michael Bourn headed to the DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn was only expected to miss 5 to 10 days after receiving stitches for a lacerated finger, but it looks like he'll be placed on the disabled list.
Manager Terry Francona told reporters Bourn will be placed on the disabled list soon. White Sox Pitcher Matt Thornton accidentally stepped on Bourn's finger as he was sliding into first base Sunday.
Michael Bourn to miss 5-7 days
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is expected to miss 5-7 days due to a laceration on his right hand, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Drew Stubbs is expected to take over in center field in Bourn's absence.
Michael Bourn receives five stitches on right hand
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn left Sunday's series finale against the White Sox in the eighth inning due to a laceration on his right hand.
The 30-year-old slid headfirst into first base and was stepped on by pitcher Matt Thornton.
Bourn left after begin looked at by trainers and was replaced by Mike Aviles.
He went 3 for 4 with a solo home run before the early exit.
MLB.com reports Bourn needed five stitches on his index finger and won't be able to play until the stitches are removed. The early timetable is five to seven days.
Michael Bourn gets first breather
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees for the first time this season. Bourn, who is a healthy scratch, was replaced by Drew Stubbs.
Bourn has hit safely in six of seven games, which includes five two-hit outings. Bourn is batting .344 (11 for 32) with a home run, an RBI, a stolen base and five runs.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn provided the only offense as he enjoyed his third multi-hit performance of the season during Friday's series opener against the Rays.
Bourn reached on an infield single in the first and doubled into the left-field corner in the third. He was the only player on his team to get a hit off Mat Moore. The 30-year-old went 2 for 4 in a 4-0 defeat. He is hitting .389/.450/.500 through the first four games of the season.
Michael Bourn reaches base once in debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Indians outfielder Michael Bourn enters this season with high expectations, after signing a four-year, $48 million contract as a free agent in the offseason.
Bourn made his debut Tuesday against the Blue Jays, and was batting at the top of the order, where he is expected to spend the entirety of the season. He went 1 for 5 in the game, with one run scored in a 4-1 Indians win.
Bourn batted just .213 in the spring, but is a career .272 hitter in seven major-league seasons.
Michael Bourn to put spring behind him
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Cleveland free agent acquisition Michael Bourn struggled this spring for his new team, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bourn went just 13 for 61 (.213) with four extra-base hits, two steals and 11 strikeouts.
Indians manager Terry Francona, who rarely critisizes his players, said he was not concerned with Bourn's bat at this point. Francona expects Bourn to "make an impact" once the regular season opens. Plus, Bourn has made some great plays in the field.
Bourn getting up to speed quickly
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) After waiting until seemingly the last minute to sign a contract, new Cleveland outfielder Michael Bourn said Friday he is eager to be a focal point of the revamped Indians. Bourn, an All-Star last season with Atlanta, will bat leadoff and play center for new manager Terry Francona, who met with Bourn before the Indians had their first full-squad workout. "It was a long offseason, but it was fun for me," Bourn told reporters. "It taught me patience. It was interesting. I landed in a spot where I think that I'm wanted, where they're committed to me and I'm committed to them, and that was main focus. ... I'm ready to rock-n-roll."
Bourn agrees with Tribe
(2/11/2013) The Indians added to their already crowded outfield on Monday by agreeing to terms with Michael Bourn on a four-year, $48 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2017. Bourn batted .274 with nine home runs, 57 RBI and 42 stolen bases for the Braves last season.
Mets still have interest in Bourn
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/4/2013) MLB.com reports Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday the team remains interested in signing free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, but then added the team's spring roster might remain unchanged as well.
Bourn seeking five-year deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/28/2013) The New York Post reports free agent outfielder Michael Bourn is seeking a five-year contract. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday the team has been considering bringing in Bourn, but the Post reports New York isn't willing to offer a five-year deal. Alderson also said Sunday the team isn't sure they want to surrender the 11th overall pick in this year's draft to sign Bourn.
Mets considering Bourn?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/27/2013) ESPN reports Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated in a radio interview Sunday morning the Mets are considering signing free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. The Mets are reluctant to give up a draft pick to sign Bourn, but they might reconsider given the strength of their farm system. "If we were to sign a player like Bourn or [Kyle] Lohse or any free agent due compensation, then we would lose the 11th pick in the draft, which would be really the most valuable first-round pick that could be lost in connection with a free agent," Alderson said. "So we've been very reluctant to consider that. In some ways I think you're right that the blueprint here is to rebuild the farm system at the same time that we try to be competitive. And for us to lose a first-round pick would be counter to that approach. We have added significantly to our minor league system with the trade of R.A. Dickey and the acquisition of Zack Wheeler last year. So the farm system is in much better shape than it had been. And, so, we're in a position to at least consider the possibility of losing a draft pick. But, at the same time, we're very reluctant to do so."
O's thinking about Bourn
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) MASNsports.com reports the Orioles have had conversations regarding free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. "I thought about it (signing Bourn)," manager Buck Showalter said. "It'll be in the middle of the night sometimes and I'll get up and text (executive vice president) Dan (Duquette), 'What do you think about Bourn? Is that good enough for our 24th pick? How does it fit?' It's one thing to get somebody, but how does it fit? Who does it affect? Who does it take away from? What does it allow you to do?"
Braves not ruling out Bourn
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/6/2013) According to ESPN.com, Braves general manager Frank Wren says his team is interested in bringing back free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, even though earlier reports stated that they did not have the money to re-sign him. Wren also stated that, if Bourn were retained, both he and B.J. Upton would be under consideration to be the Braves' starting center fielder. Last season, Bourn batted .274 with nine home runs, 96 runs scored and 42 stolen bases with Atlanta.