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Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.125
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Michael Bourn
Born  12/27/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  180
Number  24
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  R
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.
 
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.