Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:25:06 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have asked OF Michael Bourn to work more on his bunting this spring. Bourn had averaged 12 bunt hits per season until last year, when he had just five bunt hits.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:14:49 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, March 4, that he is confident OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will do everything he can to return to form this summer after battling a myriad of injuries and considerable drop-off in stolen bases. Bourn had surgery on his left hamstring in October, but is now fully healthy. "One (reason) is familiarity, which I know is very important to him," Francona said. "Saying that, he's still coming off some surgery this winter that he needs to work into. He's working on his bunting a lot. You'll probably see him do that a lot in spring training games. He understands his importance at the top of our order."
Fantasy Tip: Bourn could be a cheap source of steals, as some fantasy owners might overlook him due to his struggles and unimpressive numbers from a year ago. If he can stay healthy, there is no reason to believe he cannot return to the days of a .300 average, .350 OBP and 35-40 steals. If so, he'll be a boon to fantasy owners in all formats.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:39:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that his surgically repaired left hamstring is 100 percent. He said he has no limitations, but the team might hold him out of the Cactus League spring opener. Bourn indicated he wants to play.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners would not mind seeing Bourn rest a little and not risk aggravating his injury early in camp if he doesn't have to. Bourn remains a solid fantasy option in AL-only leagues, and a decent pick in mixed formats in the neighborhood of Rounds 12 through 16.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:58:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) had surgery on his left hamstring Tuesday, Oct. 15, after injuring the hamstring in the final regular season contest. He'll need six weeks of recovery time before starting his normal offseason workout program. Bourn hit .263 with six home runs and 50 RBIs this season.
Fantasy Tip: Bourn's legs are his moneymaker. He should be healed in plenty of time for spring training next season.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:38:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (leg) is in the lineup at leadoff for the Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:15:08 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (knee) tested himself during a workout Tuesday, Oct. 1, and he's expected to be in the leadoff spot for the Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:43:41 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (wrist) went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored in his return to the lineup against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Sept. 28.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:27:56 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (wrist) is out of the lineup again Friday, Sept. 27.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:20:02 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (wrist) will not play Thursday, Sept. 26, but is available as a pinch runner. He'll try to return Friday, Sept. 27.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:17:11 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn's (wrist) injury is not expected to be serious, but the team is being cautious with him with only five games left in the regular season. "I know where we're at in the standings and all that," manager Terry Francona said. "But I think we're best served by letting him get some treatment so when he does play he can be Bournie and not part Bournie, but I love his attitude. He's a tough little kid, man."