Michael Bourn RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays, Bourn agree to minor-league deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed veteran outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor league contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Friday. Bourn, a left-handed hitter, played all three outfield positions in 2015, but struggled at the plate, batting .238 with a .592 OPS for the Indians and..." April 22

  • The Braves released Michael Bourn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves released Michael Bourn yesterday, tweets David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The veteran center fielder had previously been designated for assignment just prior to Opening Day, and the Braves were unable to find a trade partner for him during the 10-day DFA window. The..." April 14

  • Report: D-backs considering OF Michael Bourn

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks received devastating news Friday when All-Star center fielder A.J. Pollock fractured his right elbow in an exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. It looks like the D-backs are reportedly moving quickly to find someone to fill in while Pollock is out. Rather..." April 04

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves have cut Michael Bourn, who is owed $14 million. That's $30.25 million for DFA'd Bourn, Swisher, Bonifacio

  • Braves Cut Bourn, Bonifacio, but interested in Burnett

    Talking Chop "The Spring Training positional battles went down to the wire this season, but the roster appears to be taking shape with the latest news out of Florida. First off, the Braves appear to have cut ties with Emilio Bonifacio, Bonifacio was projected to be below replacement and had not played..." April 02

  • Report: Braves trying to trade Bourn, Swisher

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves have been one of the busiest teams during the offseason, trading Andrelton Simmons, Cameron Maybin, Christian Bethancourt, and Shelby Miller for a slew of prospects as they continue in a full-on rebuild of the franchise, and the team is reportedly still interested in making..." January 04

  • Indians trade Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn to Braves for Chris Johnson

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Chris Johnson. The Indians are sending money to the Braves as part of the trade. As we know with August trades, players have to get through waivers..." August 07

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Michael Bourn wi serve one game suspension on Thursday vs Rays.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Michael Bourn had his hearing Friday to appeal one-game suspension. A decision will be made by July 10.

  • Is Bourn finally healthy to bolster the top of the order?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Before Michael Bourn signed with the Indians in 2013, he had only one stint on the disabled list. During his two seasons in Cleveland, he has been on the DL three times. With Bourn working with a track coach at the University of Houston during the offseason, the Indians are hoping that won't be..." February 12

  • Cleveland Indians want Michael Bourn to "wreak havoc" on bases in 2015

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians held a Town Hall meeting Monday with President Mark Shapiro and manager Terry Francona talking to season ticket holders. One of the key points of the discussion was Michael Bourn's efforts to re-establish himself as a the stolen base threat the Indians thought they were getting when..." January 27

  • Michael Bourn out 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury

    CBS Sports "The Indians have placed center fielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list due to a "mild to moderate" hamstring strain, which was revealed by an MRI. The club has announced that he's expected to miss three to four weeks. As a corresponding move, the Indians have called up outfilelder..." July 07

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Michael Bourn removed from game in third inning because of left hamstring tightness. Indians said it was precautionary move.

  • Indians activate Michael Bourn from disabled list

    CBS Sports "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..." April 15

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    Cleveland Indians @tribeinsider

    Michael Bourn slated to continue rehab in AA Akron tomorrow as they open at home against Bowie. Giambi slated for Friday at Akron.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    More Indians news: Bourn on DL; Chisenhall makes club, Lee, Bauer to Triple-A, LaHair, Carlin, Cooper reassigned, Harang released.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Bourn says surgically repaired L hamstring 100 percent. No limitation, but Tribe may hold him out Cactus Lg opener. Bourn wants to play.

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Indians announce Michael Bourn had "minor" hamstring surgery. Will be able to begin normal offseason program in 4-6 weeks

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Bourn in #Indians’ lineup vs. #Rays leading off.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Bourn left game with tight left calf. Said he'll be OK for Wednesday. #Indians.

  • Long wait at an end as Michael Bourn returns to Tribe lineup Friday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Michael Bourn's long wait is over. The Indians' center fielder, sidelined since April 15 because of a lacerated right index finger, was activated from the disabled list after Thursday's game. Lefty Scott Barnes returned to Class AAA Columbus. Bourn is expected to start Friday against the..." May 10

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    Nick Camino @CaminoTribe

    Michael Bourn to be activated tomorrow. Scott Barnes sent back to Triple-A. #Indians

  • Indians activate OF Michael Bourn from disabled list

    Sporting News "The Indians activated starting center fielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list after sweeping a four-game series from Oakland. Bourn had been sidelined since slicing open his right index finger while diving into first base on April 14. He was eligible to return on April 30, but the..." May 09

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    OF Michael Bourn (right hand) is slated to begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

  • Michael Bourn playing the waiting game with injured finger

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Heard and seen before Tuesday's opener of the short two-game series against Philadelphia. Clubhouse confidential: Center fielder Michael Bourn will play several minor-league games as part of a rehab assignment -- but he is not at that stage. Bourn has been on the disabled list since April 15..." May 01

  • Cleveland Indians CF Michael Bourn could get stitches out of index finger on Thursday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Michael Bourn, traveling with the Indians on this trip 10-game, 11-day trip, will return to Cleveland on Thursday to have the five-stitch cut on the index finger of his right hand re-examined. If the stitches are removed on Thursday, he can initiate baseball activities. The center fielder is..." April 23

  • Cut on finger sends Michael Bourn to disabled list

    Akron Beacon Journal "The cut on Michael Bourn’s right index finger has turned out to be more than a nuisance injury. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Bourn will go on the disabled list in a day or two, which means he cannot return to the lineup until at least April 30. Bourn sustained the cut when..." April 17

  • Cleveland Indians put Michael Bourn on 15-day DL; recall RHP Corey Kluber

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As expected, center fielder Michael Bourn was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a spike wound on his right index finger. The Indians called up Corey Kluber from Class AAA Columbus to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Kluber is a starter, but he could have been promoted..." April 17

  • Indians CF Michael Bourn could be headed to disabled list

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn will be out of the lineup for at least 10 days with five stitches in the index finger of his right hand. Bourn's finger has been splinted and he said the team is discussing putting him on the 15-day disabled list. The Indians recalled infielder Cord Phelps..." April 16

  • Indians' Bourn (finger) to miss several games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It seemed like a good move at the time. Indians leadoff batter Michael Bourn homered on the first pitch of the first inning Sunday against White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy. The Tribe led. Progressive Field erupted. By the time Bourn returned to the dugout, though, the Indians were in..." April 15

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    Jordan Bastian @

    Bourn leaving the game. Slid headfirst into first base on infield single, Thornton stepped on Bourn's right hand. Stay tuned for more...

  • Michael Bourn gets five stitches in finger, may miss a week

    CBS Sports "Indians center fielder Michael Bourn had to get five stitches to repair a laceration on his right index finger, the Indians announced Sunday. The club officially said Bourn's status is day to day, but MLB.com Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian reports Bourn is out until the stitches are..." April 14

  • Additions of Michael Bourn and Drew Stubbs provide burst of speed

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians suddenly have become a team with frightening speed on the bases. Newcomers Michael Bourn and Drew Stubbs were among the top 10 base stealers in the National League last season, and Jason Kipnis was among the American League’s top 10 thieves. Together, the three players stole 103..." February 16

  • Indians dig deep to sign Michael Bourn, hope he becomes a bargain

    Akron Beacon Journal "If fans are still wondering how the Indians came up with the cash to pay Michael Bourn, General Manager Chris Antonetti provided the answer Friday during a news conference to introduce the Indians’ new center fielder/leadoff batter. After signing Nick Swisher for $56 million, Brett Myers for..." February 16