Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:13:03 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn worked with a track coach this winter to improve his hamstrings. He is currently batting .382 (13-for-34) during spring training, but he is conserving his speed for the regular season. Bourn was unsuccessful in his only stolen base attempt this spring.
Fantasy Tip: After averaging 86 runs, 51 stolen bases and a .272 batting average annually from 2008 to 2012, Bourn has hit just .260 with 33 stolen bases through 969 at-bats over his past two injury plagued seasons. Entering his age-32 season, there is potential for a slight bounce back, and Bourn will hit atop a potentially strong lineup. He is a nice target to fill out your outfield, especially if you're seeking speed.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:25:57 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is wanted to be the stolen base threat he has been through much of his career by the team. Bourn is working with former Olympian Leroy Burrell this offseason.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:18:37 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 5, against the Chicago White Sox. OF Tyler Holt is starting in center field and hitting leadoff.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:33:02 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) went 0-for-2 with a walk, sacrifice and run scored against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Aug. 16. It was his first action since being activated from the disabled list.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:55:52 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 15.
Fantasy Tip: Look to pick up Bourn in deep mixed leagues if you're in need of some stolen bases.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:51:04 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 15, and he'll be in the lineup Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, before taking the day off Sunday, Aug. 17, according to manager Terry Francona.
Fantasy Tip: Check Bourn's availability in your league. He could be useful for stolen bases down the stretch. In daily leagues, you probably will want to hold off on using Bourn immediately, even though he'll likely be a very cheap option.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:08:06 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter for Triple-A Columbus Thursday, Aug. 14, with the goal of returning from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 15.
Fantasy Tip: The Indians could use some offensive and defensive help with both Nick Swisher and David Murphy sidelined due to injuries. Bourn could be a nice addition for the rest of the season if his lower body injuries are completely in the past and he begins to run more often.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:30:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) could be cleared to rejoin the team this weekend, according to manager Terry Francona.
Fantasy Tip: Bourn, thanks to nagging lower body injuries, hasn't been able to run much this season when he's been on the field. Without his stolen base contributions, he doesn't help a fantasy squad much. He'll be worth considering in deep mixed leagues upon his return, but you can wait in standard leagues.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:15:58 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will play seven innings for Double-A Akron Thursday, Aug. 7, after taking a day off Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Fantasy Tip: Check your league's waiver wire to see if Bourn was dropped by his previous owner. There's a good chance he's available. Bourn, if he can stay healthy for the remainder of the year, could be a decent source of stolen bases if he's playing often.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:26:23 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) could return to the team next week after he started a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron Tuesday, Aug. 5.