The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list last week when he sustained a laceration on his right hand. The injury required five stitches, which are scheduled to be removed Thursday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Indians CF Michael Bourn (15-day DL) is scheduled to have the stitches removed from his injured right index finger on Thursday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 22, 2013
Bourn's injury occurred when his hand was stepped on by Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton. Bourn was attempting to slide head-first into first base, and the risky move results in a stint on the DL.
The Indians haven't set a timeframe for Bourn's return, but he's eligible to be activated from the DL on April. If the wound is fully healed and doesn't prevent Bourn from batting or throwing, he could be in line to return before May 1.
Prior to sustaining his injury, Bourn was off to a nice start with the Indians. The center fielder was 15-for-45 at the plate with seven extra-base hits.
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