Atlanta Braves

2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Michael Bourn
Born  12/27/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  180
Number  24
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  R
7/10/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) is on a 3-4 week timetable for his return.
Insight: Bourn with a running issue makes him a non-factor for fantasy owners for a while even when he returns to the lineup. He's batting .267 with 3 HR, 21 RBI, 37 runs and seven steals.
 
7/6/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn left Saturday night's game with a left hamstring injury and not unexpectedly is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Bourn with a running issue makes him a non-factor for fantasy owners. He could miss a few games.
 
7/5/2014 11:33:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn left Saturday night's game with a left hamstring injury.
Insight: Not before Bourn homered and scored a pair of runs. Bourne could miss a few games.
 
Cold6/16/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is just 1-for-10 with five strikeouts versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Bourn has done little over the past two weeks (12 games) batting .175 and stealing just one base. Avoid this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/1/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn smashed a walkoff home run Sunday against Colorado.
Insight: It was only Bourn's second homer of the season. He's hitting .288 this year, a significant improvement from last season when Bourn batted just .263 over 130 games. Unfortunately, he hasn't been nearly as active on the base paths, logging just four steals in 37 contests.
 
5/8/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) will start Thursday, according to the Indians on Twitter.
Insight: Bourn (.266) began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and left Saturday's game with tightness, but he's confident that it was only scar tissue breaking up. Bourn's game is speed, so this is a cause for concern even though he's back in the lineup. Bourn has attempted five steals this season and stolen two bases.
 
5/7/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) isn't in Wednesday's lineup. He said Tuesday he hoped to be back in the lineup within a few days.
Insight: Bourn (.266) began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and left Saturday's game with tightness, but he's confident that it was only scar tissue breaking up. Bourn's game is speed, so this is a cause for concern even if he's able to avoid the DL. He's attempted five steals this season and stolen two bases.
 
5/6/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) said he feels good and hopes to be back in the lineup within the next few days, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Bourn (.266) began the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and left Saturday's game with tightness, but he's confident that it was only scar tissue breaking up. Bourn's game is speed, so this is a cause for concern even if he's able to avoid the DL. He's attempted five steals this season and stolen two bases.
 
5/3/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn left Saturday's game in the third inning because of a tight hamstring. SOURCE: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Bourn went 1-for-2 before exiting. Michael Brantley (.271, 5 HR, 23 RBI) replaced Bourn in center while Mike Aviles (.250, 1 HR, 5 RBI) took over for Brantley in left field.
 
4/23/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 Wednesday against the Royals, but he was caught stealing twice.
Insight: Bourn is 2-for-5 on stolen-base attempts, but at least he's not being conservative on the basepaths after missing the first two weeks with a hamstring injury.
 
4/15/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: The Indians have activated center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Bourn's injury may have him running conservatively when he returns, though he did steal a base in his rehab stint. The 31-year-old had just 23 steals on 35 attempts in 2013 after averaging 51 steals and 63 attempts per season from 2008-12.
 
4/10/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) is likely to return on April 15, though he hasn't been ruled out for April 13. SOURCE: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Bourn's injury may have him running conservatively when he returns, which isn't good for a player whose main contributions to fantasy teams are stolen bases and runs. The 31-year-old had just 23 steals on 35 attempts in 2013 after averaging 51 steals and 63 attempts per season from 2008-12.
 
4/3/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) starts a rehab assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Columbus.
Insight: Bourne could return as soon as Saturday. We worry that this injury could have him running conservatively at the start of 2014.The 31-year-old averaged 51.4 steals 2008-12, but swiped just 23 bags last season and his fantasy value is tied to his speed.
 
4/2/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) began the season on the disabled list, but could be back on the first day he's eligible - April 5.
Insight: We worry that this injury could have him running conservatively at the start of 2014.The 31-year-old averaged 51.4 steals 2008-12, but swiped just 23 bags last season and his fantasy value is tied to his speed.
 
3/24/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (hamstring) will begin the season on the disabled list, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com
Insight: The 31-year-old averaged 51.4 steals 2008-12 but swiped just 23 bags last season. We worry that this injury could have him running conservatively at the start of 2014.
 
3/17/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn, who left Sunday's game with tightness in his left hamstring, will miss at least one week and should be considered questionable for Opening Day, according to beat writer Paul Hoynes.
Insight: The 31-year-old averaged 51.4 steals and 63.6 attempts per season from 2008-12, but he swiped just 23 bags on 35 attempts in 130 games last year and this hamstring injury could have him running conservatively at the start of the 2014 season.
 
3/16/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn left Sunday's game with mild tightness in his left hamstring.
Insight: The Indians tweeted that Bourn was removed for precautionary reasons and will be reevaluated Monday. The 31-year-old averaged 51.4 steals and 63.6 attempts per season from 2008-12, but he swiped just 23 bags on 35 attempts in 130 games last year.
 
10/2/2013 6:29:00 PM
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.