MLB News: Michael Bourn undergoes hamstring surgery

The Cleveland Indians today announced CF MICHAEL BOURN underwent minor surgery on his left hamstring today in Dallas, TX. The procedure was performed in Dallas by Dr. Dan Cooper.

Bourn originally suffered the injury on a second base steal attempt in the 9th inning of the final game of the regular season in Cleveland’s AL Wildcard-clinching 5-1 win at Minnesota (Sept. 29). He started and finished the AL WildCard Game three days later vs. Tampa Bay (Oct 2). This morning Cooper performed a distal hamstring debridement where the tendon attaches behind Bourn’s left knee. Michael will start rehabilitation this week at his home in Houston and will begin his normal off-season training program in 4-to-6 weeks.

Bourn played in 130 this season for the Indians. He hit .263 with 6 home runs and 50 runs batted in. He stole 23 bases and was caught 12 times. His stolen base success rate was the lowest in his career since stealing one of three in his first cup of coffee in the Major Leagues back in 2006.

The speedy centerfielder signed a four year $48 million dollar contract with the Indians last winter.

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  • Natedawg86

    Yowch. Hopefully you wont have to add the word “once” to the last sentence.

  • The Astute Linguist

    WARNING-this is off topic- what’s the % chance Giam-bomb is back next year?


    Antonetti should actively shop Bourn this offseason. He’s due $41 million over the next 3 years, he’ll be 31 next year, and he’s coming off of a terrible year. 23/35 is a terrible steal percentage and his .316 OBP as a leadoff man hurt us tremendously, his defense was good, not great.

    I’d be happy to lose his contract for a low level prospect. Pair Bourn’s $41 million with another 20 or 30 million and resign Jimenez or extend Masterson, maybe we could do both! A small market team has to be smart with their money and an aging speedster is not worth $14 million a year for 3, potentially 4 years.

  • Steve

    Near 100% that he’ll be back in some capacity. Hopefully its ‘minor league offer’ or at least closer to that than ‘guaranted 200 major league PAs’

  • Steve

    Who out there do you think would like to buy a .316 OBP at the cost of $14M year?

  • ch

    Let him get used to the AL pitching. I agree he didn’t have a great year, but in my opinion he’s only 1 of maybe 3 guys that AREN’T trying to hit home runs each at bat. He’s not a guy I worry about with runners on the corners and 1 out.

  • mgbode

    the issue is that it would be awfully tough to trade an aging speedster coming off hamstring surgery, the year he just had, and the contract he has coming. we are pretty much stuck riding it out with Bourn for next year.

    now, that could end up being a good thing if he comes back to the value he had in the NL. hopefully, he is figuring out his jumps for SBs and such from the AL pitchers in his offseason.