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Bourn is out of the lineup Thursday.

Bourn will sit out for the second time in four games as Michael Brantley moves over to center field with left-hander Brett Oberholtzer on the mound for Houston.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 4 weeks ago

Bourn is out of the lineup Saturday in Pittsburgh.

After serving a one-game suspension, Bourn extended his hitting streak to three games, during which he's hit .454 (5-for-11) with three RBI. He'll hand over center field to Michael Brantley, while Mike Aviles takes over left.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 month ago

Bourn will serve a one-game suspension Thursday, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 reports.

Bourn will take a seat as a result of an incident with an umpire weeks ago that led to a fine and ejection from the contest. With the regular center fielder out of the fold, look for Michael Brantley to slide to center with the likes of Mike Aviles taking over in left. Bourn should return to action for Friday's series opener against the Pirates.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 month ago

Bourn is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Paul Hoynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Bourn's absence is likely related to the left-handed Wei-Yin Chen on the mound for the Orioles. The veteran center fielder has struggled at the dish this season, batting just .234 with no home runs, 14 RBI, 21 runs and only three stolen bases. Michael Brantley will start in center field in his place, while Mike Aviles will enter in left field.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 month ago

Bourn has been suspended one game for making contact with an umpire during Tuesday's game. Bourn will appeal the suspension and will play Thursday.

With Bourn set to appeal the ban, he'll remain in the lineup Thursday, but he should be considered day-to-day beyond that until Major League Baseball announces a decision with regard to his appeal.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 month ago

Bourn is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Bourn will get the day off with left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on the hill for Chicago. Taking his place in center field will be Michael Brantley, who is flanked by Brandon Moss (right) and Mike Aviles (left) in the starting outfield.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 2 months ago

Bourn is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Bourn will be held out of the starting lineup for the second time in the last three games, with both rest days coming when a left-hander has taken the hill for the opposing team. Manager Terry Francona will use an outfield composed of Ryan Raburn (left), Michael Brantley (center) and Brandon Moss (right) for the Thursday afternoon contest.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 2 months ago

Bourn is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Joe Reedy of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Although he isn't necessarily part of a strict platoon, Bourn doesn't figure to get much playing time against left-handed pitchers. Brandon Moss and Ryan Raburn will handle the corner-outfield spots Tuesday night, with Michael Brantley sliding over to center field. That figures to be Cleveland's typical alignment against southpaws.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 2 months ago

Bourn is out of the lineup Tuesday.

Those who were hoping for a solid batting average and an above average number of steals from the 32-year-old outfielder have been severely disappointed so far. Bourn is just 3-for-6 on stolen-base attempts and his .308 BABIP is easily his lowest mark in seven years, which suggests he may have lost a step.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 2 months ago

Bourn is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's August Fagerstrom reports.

Though the Reds will have a right-hander on the mound Sunday in Raisel Iglesias, manager Terry Francona elected to rest Bourn and stick with David Murphy in the outfield. Bourn put together a three-game hitting streak before going without a base knock Saturday, but is still slashing a substandard .233/.311/.293 and is only 3-for-6 on stolen-base attempts.