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Blue Jays sign OF Michael Bourn to minor league contract

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor league contract and will send him to extended spring training. Manager John Gibbons confirmed the signing before the Blue Jays played host to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. The Atlanta Braves released Bourn on April 2. Bourn, who came to the Braves from Cleveland last summer...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves designate Michael Bourn for assignment

Just days after the Atlanta Braves released Nick Swisher (and ate $15 million), they have designated Michael Bourn for assignment, thus absorbing the outfielder’s $14 million remaining on his contract, the team announced on Saturday. According to AJC.com, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had a tough time deciding if Bourn should be let go. “(Releasing) Bourn was very, very difficult…It...
Via Waiting For Next Year
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves designate Michael Bourn for assignment

Just a few days after eating $10 million remaining on Nick Swisher’s contract by releasing the veteran, the Atlanta Braves are going to find themselves on the hook for another $9 million after designating fellow veteran Michael Bourn for assignment on Saturday. Braves select the contracts of OF Drew Stubbs & RHP Alexi Ogando. Michael Bourn & Emilio Bonifacio have been...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a bathroom mishap as the need...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bourn moved to ninth spot in the lineup on Sunday

For the first time since being signed by the Cleveland Indians, Michael Bourn will start on Sunday in the series finale versus the Detroit Tigers, but not at the leadoff spot. Instead of batting first, Terry Francona has decided to drop him to the bottom of the order and bat him ninth versus Detroit. Bourn understood the decision saying, “Sometimes you just catch yourself in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians' Bourn to make rehab start on Tuesday

CLEVELAND -- Michael Bourn, who has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a strained left hamstring, will begin a rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday in Akron. Bourn ran the bases for the third time on Monday and the Indians announced the move after their 7-1 win over Cincinnati. Before the game, Bourn said that so far he hasn't had any setbacks and that he is getting closer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians place Bourn on DL

CLEVELAND -- For the second time this season, the Indians have placed Michael Bourn on the disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. Bourn suffered the injury during the eighth inning of Saturday's game while rounding third. This injury is in a different spot compared to where Bourn had offseason surgery and the injury that placed him on the DL at the beginning of the year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bourn taken out of Saturday's game due to tightness in left hamstring

CLEVELAND -- Michael Bourn was taken out of the Indians' 7-3 win over Kansas City in the ninth inning after reporting tightness in his left hamstring. Bourn appeared to tweak it as he was rounding third to score a run during the eighth inning. This would be the fourth hamstring-related problem for Bourn in the past nine months. Bourn had hamstring surgery last October after injuring...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bourn consistently producing big hits, are stolen bases soon to follow?

CLEVELAND -- Michael Bourn is hitting .305 in May and has hits in 12 of his past 13 games. Even though he is hitting well, the one area of Bourn's game that still hasn't regained its form is stealing bases. Going into Saturday's game against Colorado, Bourn has just four stolen bases, which is his lowest total in his first two months. The previous low was seven in 2007. At this point...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bourn Identity: What’s going on with the Indians center fielder?

A massive debate broke out on Twitter at the end of Friday’s disheartening 3-2 Indians defeat. This time around, it wasn’t actually about attendance. No, it was about Michael Bourn and his eventually failed bunt attempt. After red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall started the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays with a double, Bourn attempted to bunt twice and failed each time. On the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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