Michael Bourn out at least a week with hamstring soreness

Cleveland Indian Michael Bourn was pulled from Sunday’s game in Arizona with “mild tightness” in his left hamstring.

He was re-evaluated on Monday by the Tribe’s medical staff and is optimistic that he will still be ready to go when the Indians open the season on March 31st.

Bourn felt the tightness running from first to third on a single by Nick Swisher in the first inning. He would score and remain in the game through his at-bat in the second, but was replaced by Tyler Naquin for the home half of the inning.

According to Bourn, the injury is not related to the one he suffered in last year’s playoff game that required off-season surgery.

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  • Steve

    Frustrating, and it would be very Cleveland for him to have leg issues as soon as we sign him. Hopefully this can be used to knock him out of the leadoff spot while that OBP remains so meh.

  • mgbode

    it would also be very “30yo speed player”

  • Would love it if the team took this opportunity to put Swisher or (preferably) Santana in the leadoff spot.

    Will be very disappointed if the team follow’s Terry Pluto’s (lazy) suggestion and just sticks Brantley back in there.

  • Steve

    I feel I’ve read somewhere that speed players don’t age as poorly as we first though, but I can’t find anything to that extent, so maybe I’m remembering poorly.

    I figured he would hold on to enough value to be worth that deal, but lingering hamstring issues are bad news for anyone, speed player or not.

  • Natedawg86

    I was trying to put together a lineup and we have a good squad!
    What about


  • Steve

    I’d lead Kipnis off, followed by Swisher, and depending on the realness of Raburn’s 2013, go with him/Brantley third, then Santana.