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Michael Bourn's finger injury has grown into a full-on disabled list situation. The Cleveland Indians announced yesterday that Bourn was being placed on the 15-day DL because of stitches he had to receive in his right index finger. The move to the DL did not officially happen yesterday, but it is expected soon.
According to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Michael Bourn was estimating missing ten days before the decision was made to place him on the DL. Bourn said the stitches and bandaging around the finger were to help repair the issue and keep the finger immobilized, but he did not suffer any structural damage to the finger.
Bourn was a major grab on the free agent market this past offseason. Teams stayed away from him more than they would have had it not been for the fact that Atlanta made him a qualifying offer and were due a draft pick in compensation for any team signing Bourn. The Indians examined the cost and felt the pick was worth the reward.
Bourn has had an impressive career in his now eight years in the league. He is a career .273/.339/.369 hitter. He has also stolen 277 bases in his career. Last season with Atlanta, Bourn hit .274/.348/.391 with 42 stolen bases. He was second in the National League in steals last year.
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Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, 5.40) vs Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (0-1, 6.97)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:05 PM
Alfredo Aceves, RHP (0-0, 6.75) vs Justin Masterson, RHP (3-0, 0.41)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...