Inside the Wigwam: Was Bourn activated too soon?

The Bird's View I simply don’t get it. Why would a team demote (at the time) their best all-around hitter for a player coming back from injury? Center fielder Nyjer Morgan was leading the Indians in both average and on-base percentage, but was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to make room for Michael Bourn who has returned from a hamstring injury. Hitting .348 (8-for...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate Michael Bourn from disabled list

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was activated from the 15-day disabled Tuesday, the club announced. As a corresponding move, Nyjer Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn, 31, injured his hamstring in spring training and has yet to take part in the 2014 regular season. It's the second consecutive April that he spent time on the DL, as last April he suffered a lacerated...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourn activated from DL, Morgan optioned to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn has been on the 15-Day disabled list since March 30 after injuring his left hamstring on March 16 vs. the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, AZ.  He appeared in five games on a rehab assignment...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate Michael Bourn, send down Nyger Morgan

The Indians today activated OF Michael Bourn from the 15-Day DL and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to AAA Columbus. The move comes as a bit of a surprise because of Morgan’s success early in the season for the Indians. In nine games, Morgan has a .348 batting average and an OPS of .832. He is third on the team in walks with 7 and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. In the end, it...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Michael Bourn likely to return tonight against Tigers

The Cleveland Indians begin a series against the Detroit Tigers tonight coming off a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The loss dropped the Indians to 6-7, a game and a half behind the Tigers in the American League Central. The good news for the Indians is that center fielder Michael Bourn appears ready to return to the lineup tonight, just 29 days since he injured...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Michael Bourn expected back on Tuesday

The Cleveland Indians lost their lead-off hitter & starting center fielder Michael Bourn to a strained hamstring before the season even started.  Bourn has had hamstring issues since the end of last season but it seemed to snowball again as soon as he started ramping up activities in the Spring.  Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer tweeted out when Indians fans can expect him...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Michael Bourn (hamstring) likely to return Tuesday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn expressed eagerness for his return date from a hamstring injury he suffered almost a month ago. Although it could be as soon as Sunday's finale against Chicago White Sox, manager Terry Fancona is inclined to wait until Tuesay (April 14) against the Detroit Tigers. Although Bourn went hitless in a rehab start Thursday, he ran the bases...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Bourn expected back with Indians soon

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, April 10th. Tribe News:  Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was placed on the paternity list. Justin Sellers was...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians-Twins pregame notes/lineups: 4/6

CLEVELAND -- Michael Bourn was in the Indians clubhouse before Sunday's game against Minnesota as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury suffered three weeks ago. Bourn played the first game of Columbus' doubleheader against Indianapolis and was 1 for 3. "It felt good getting into game situations. I didn't play for a couple days due to rainouts, field...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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