Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:45:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in his return from the disabled list Wednesday, April 16, and he was able to test his hamstring in the outfield. "It felt great," Bourn said. "It's always great to get back out there and play with your teammates, man. That's the thing I've been waiting on for the last two, two and a half weeks. The conditions (Wednesday) ... I chose a good one to come back, when it was almost 20 degrees out there. It felt like it with that wind blowing a little bit. Hey, I was just happy to be out there and be a part of the team."
Fantasy Tip: Bourn will likely be rested more often than normal as he works his way back, however. Continue to check if he's in the starting lineup before automatically assuming he should be in your starting lineup.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:14:17 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Indians' game Tuesday was postponed, so look for Bourn to make his season debut Wednesday. The Tribe could look to rest Bourn more often initially to ease him back in.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:06:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will play a rehab game for Double-A Akron before the team considers his next move.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:52:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) is hoping to return from the disabled list and play Sunday, April 13. He'll play in back-to-back rehab games with Double-A Akron Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11. He said he "felt smooth" running to first earlier this week.
Fantasy Tip: Make plans to get Bourn back into your lineups, but know that the Tribe may choose to rest him frequently upon his return. Nyjer Morgan has been starting in center field in his absence. He'll become mostly a non-factor once Bourn is back and playing consistently.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:19:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will not rejoin the team for the start of their road trip. Bourn will take a day off Wednesday, April 9, and play a rehab game with Double-A Akron Thursday, April 10.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:44:05 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) had his minor league rehab game rained out Monday, April 7, and he still needs two or three more games to test his injured hamstring.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:17:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) is scheduled to play in Game 1 of a minor league contest Saturday, April 5. He's not in the lineup Friday, April 4, due to wet conditions.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:04:33 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) will join Triple-A Columbus this week to continue his rehab from a strained left hamstring. Bourn played in a minor league game Monday, March 31, in Goodyear, Ariz., and had two doubles. Look for Bourn to play in one or two games with the Clippers before joining the Tribe. "The reports say he's running well," said Francona. "When we get home, we want to talk to Bournie and see where he's at."
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:09 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contracts of RP Scott Atchison and OF Nyjer Morgan from Triple-A Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: At one point, Atchison and Blake Wood were battling for the final spot in the Cleveland bullpen but both relievers ended up making the 25-man roster. Neither pitcher carries any fantasy value. On the other hand, Morgan might be worth a look in AL-only leagues, with OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) beginning the season on the disabled list.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:04:03 -0700
Confirming previous reports, the Cleveland Indians have placed OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) and 1B/DH Jason Giambi (rib) on the 15-day disabled list. The transactions are retroactive to March 21, and both players will be eligible to return Saturday, April 5. However, manager Terry Francona said that Bourn will probably need additional time to recover.