Found July 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Breathe easy Cleveland Indians fans.  Michael Bourn is not hurt.  He is simply on the paternity list until Wednesday.  The veteran outfielder has battled his fair share of injuries including a hamstring that kept him out for a good chunk of time this season.  However, his absence now is far from injury related. Ethan Asofsky of MLB.com says Bourn will return to the club on Wednesday.  He was placed on the paternity list yesterday, so the club called up Nick Hagadone to replace Bourn on the active roster.  Bourn headed to Houston over the weekend to be part of the birth of his child, but the news came suddenly and caught manager Terry Francona off guard. "We've got a couple of unusual circumstances," Francona said. "We have guys that can move around the field, and having the extra pitcher might help us out. That was the thinking there. We've pushed it. We've had a lot of innings the last 48 hours, so having the extra pitcher is more valuable." Bourn is hitting .299/.347/.385 this season.  He has been every bit what the Indians hoped he would be when they signed him this offseason.  Cleveland, of course, had to give up a compensation draft pick to the Atlanta Braves who had previously made Bourn a qualifying offer in the offseason.  Cleveland is still fighting to stay in competition for the American League Central, and Bourn is helping them do so. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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