Description: As expected, Michael Bourn will lead off and play center field Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Bourn was in and out of the lineup last week because of a calf injury. The speedy outfielder has only appeared in three career postseason games with his lone hit coming as a member of the Atlanta Braves back in 2012.
10/2/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (calf) is probable for Wednesday's American League Wild Card game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Bourn's statistics dipped in every category this season (.263, 6 HR, 50 RBI, 75 R, 23 SB, .676 OPS). He's also just 1-for-7 (.143) against Rays right-hander Alex Cobb.
9/28/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (wrist) will return to action Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Bourn has missed three straight games with a sprained right wrist but he is back in the leadoff spot in the lineup as the Indians try to lock up a Wild Card berth with a win and a Texas loss Saturday.
9/27/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (wrist) is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: It's his third straight absence due to a right wrist sprain. The outfielder has a disappointing 23 steals this season to go with a .260 average, .668 OPS and 73 runs in 128 games.
9/27/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn didn't play Thursday versus the Twins, his second consecutive game watching from the sidelines due to a sore wrist.
Insight: Bourn has put together a decent season in Cleveland batting .260 with 73 runs scored and 23 SB.
9/26/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn won't play Thursday versus the Twins.
Insight: Bourn's wrist is still a bit sore. If he's feeling up to it, he could make a pinch-hitting appearance later on.
9/25/2013 8:17:00 PM
Description: Michael Bourn's X-rays came back negative. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: The Indians center fielder is dealing with a bruised wrist. He should be available to pinch-hit tonight against the White Sox.
8/10/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is 6-for-10 with a 1.636 OPS versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Bourn is a .276 hitter who steals bases, but also leads the league in caught stealing as he has for the past two years. He has limited fantasy value in net steal leagues, but at least for Saturday has a favorable matchup.
8/8/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn provided some heroics with an RBI double in the 14th inning Wednesday against Detroit. We wouldn't expect a repeat performance with Max Scherzer pitching on Thursday.
Insight: Bourn hasn't had much luck at all against the Tigers' Cy Young hopeful, collecting just three hits in 18 prior at bats. The speedy outfielder has struggled in the second half by hitting only .235 in 68 post All-Star at bats.
7/24/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Michael Bourn had a big game Wednesday against the Mariners.
Insight: The Cleveland center fielder bashed his first career grand slam in the fifth inning. He also contributed a bunt single and a stolen base. Bourn is hitting .292 this season, the second-highest average of his career. He's been especially dominant against lefthanders (.317 AVG in 82 at bats), which is unusual because he bats lefthanded.
7/21/2013 1:52:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn is out for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Insight: No reason was given for his absence so it looks like it's just a day of rest. Usually a prodigious base stealer, Bourn is only on pace for 22 thefts in 2013. That would be a mild disappointment after two straight seasons of 40-plus steals.
7/10/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn snapped out of a 5-for-33 slump (.152) with three hits Wednesday against Toronto.
Insight: Bourn stole his 13th base of the season Wednesday. The center fielder has only attempted 19 steals this year, including just nine over his last 38 games.
7/3/2013 4:51:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will start Wednesday after coming off the paternity leave list.
Insight: Bourn hasn't played since Sunday. He's hitting .299 with two homers, 33 runs and 11 steals in 231 at-bats this year.
6/30/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn has been placed on the paternity leave list.
Insight: Bourn went 1-for-15 in the first three games of Cleveland's series at Baltimore during the week, but he is 5-for-13 (.385) over his last three games and 18-for-54 (.333) in his last 13. He should be back in the lineup in a few days; for now Drew Stubbs will serve as the center fielder.
6/28/2013 2:52:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is not in Friday night's starting lineup. Drew Stubbs will start in center field and lead off.
Insight: Bourn was 3-for-20 in the just completed four-game series with Baltimore. His batting average is still near the .300 mark, but we exect more than what he's giving up this season (30 runs, 11 steals in 54 games).
6/26/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn went 0-for-5 Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He went 1-for-15 with seven strikeouts in the first three games of Cleveland's four-game set at Baltimore that will conclude Thursday.
6/23/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn has picked up 12 hits in 26 at-bats during his seven-game hitting streak.
Insight: That includes three hits in each of the last two days. The outfielder is having a solid season, hitting .310 with 29 runs in 203 at-bats, but he only has attempted 15 steals and stolen 11.
6/16/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is 2-for-13 with six strikeouts against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Strasburg will return from the DL Sunday to start against Cleveland. Bourn is hitting .192 (5-for-26) with eight K over his last six games, and facing Strasburg won't help him break out of that slump.
5/25/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Boston
Insight: Bourn has batted .304 over the past two weeks, but with very little power (.708 OPS)
5/23/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn had three hits and two RBI Thursday against Boston.
Insight: Bourn has gone 16-for-52 (.308) since returning from a lacerated finger.
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