Indians Bourn Activated from Disabled List

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians activated veteran outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, following the 9-2 win over the Oakland A’s.

The Indians also optioned left handed pitcher Scott Barnes to AAA Columbus to make room.

Bourn was on the disabled list dating back to April 15, due to a lacerated right index finger injured the day before against the Chicago White Sox.

Bourn spent two days rehabbing with Columbus and is now due to rejoin the Indians as they begin a weekend series against the Tigers in Detroit.  So far this season Bourn was batting .333 with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 2 RBI in ten games.

Bourn will no doubt help bolster the Indians lineup. Not that they have been struggling without him.  The Indians have won 10 of their last 11 games and finished the homestand with an 8-1 mark.  They are very aware what kind of a measuring stick the series with their division foes, the Tigers, will provide.

Jason Kipnis told reporters after the game, “We know it’s a true test of where we stand. We’re excited to finally see them this year. We definitely want to go up against them. We know they’re the team to beat. We have a bunch of confidence and momentum going in our favor.”

The Indians will swing back to Cleveland after the Detroit series to host the New York Yankees in a doubleheader on Monday, May 13.

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