Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/13/13
Michael Bourn's finger is stitched and splinted. It's better, but not well enough to keep the Indians center fielder from going on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Terry Francona said the plan is to put Bourn on the DL in coming days. The leadoff hitter cut his right index finger on Sunday when he dived into first base and got stepped on by White Sox pitcher Matt Thornton. Bourn needed five stitches to close the gash. He'll miss more than a week once he goes on the DL. ''It's still sore, but it's OK,'' Bourn said before the Indians opened a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. ''We'll just have to let it heal up and see how it feels.'' Bourn, who signed a four-year, $48 million free-agent contract with Cleveland in February, said X-rays taken on Monday were negative. ''I know it could have been a lot worse,'' he said. ''He's a really big guy and he stepped right on my hand. I'm thankful that it's only this.'' Drew Stubbs moved from right to center and batted leadoff ...
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