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Bourn is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

Bourn has started 18 straight games for the Indians since coming off the DL, but with lefty Chris Sale on the hill for the White Sox, manager Terry Francona will take the opportunity to get Bourn a rest. Tyler Holt takes over in center field and atop the order for Bourn, who is batting .260 with two steals in five attempts since his return.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 25 Days

Bourn collected three hits, including a pair of triples, and scored a run in Thursday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.

Bourn has at least two hits in three straight games, and is hitting .272 on the season. He's got just eight steals in 13 attempts this year, however, so don't count on him in that category the rest of the way.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn drew a pair of walks and stole a base Sunday.

Bourn was back in the lineup for the second consecutive game after returning from a hamstring injury and appears to be all systems go for the upcoming week. The Indians have a scheduled day off Monday and Bourn may get another day off during the week as he ramps back up but he's a good bet to see lots of action this week.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn walked and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Bourn was activated from the DL on Friday but saw his first action in nearly six weeks Saturday. The Indians have an off day Monday so expect Bourn back in the lineup Sunday. He'll work his way back into the regular leadoff hitter for the Tribe in short order.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn is out of the lineup Friday but will play Saturday, Joe Reedy of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Bourn was activated off the 15-day disabled list Friday, but is not in the lineup because of a rainout at Triple-A Columbus on Thursday. He will apparently rejoin the lineup Saturday and could play Sunday as well. The addition will likely move Michael Brantley back to left field and Kipnis out of the leadoff spot.

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Bourn is out of the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Although Bourn was activated from the DL, he will not immediately return to the lineup Friday with the Orioles trotting out a lefty in Wei-Yin Chen. He will almost certainly return to the lineup Saturday against right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, likely pushing Michael Brantley back to left field and Jason Kipnis out of the leadoff spot.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Bourn missed close to six weeks with his most recent hamstring concern, but he's been cleared to return following a successful minor league rehab assignment. The 31-year-old has hit .267/.316/.379 this season while going 7-for-10 on the basepaths, and while he figures to immediately return to the leadoff spot, his opportunities to steal may remain limited until he can prove he's regained his first-step burst.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, Fox Sports Ohio reports.

The plan is for Bourn, who will DH at Triple-A Columbus on Thursday as part of his rehab assignment, to be in the Indians' lineup Friday and Saturday before resting Sunday. While he hasn't performed overly well while on rehab, he hasn't experienced any hamstring discomfort, which is obviously the team's primary concern. Bourn, who has not played since July 5, was hitting .267 with 21 RBI and seven steals before hitting the DL.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn (hamstring) may receive clearance to return to action this weekend versus the Orioles, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

In four rehab games between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, Bourn has mustered a single hit and no other counting stats in 14 at-bats. Perhaps avoiding a setback is the sole caveat for activation from the disabled list, but his ability at the plate doesn't inspire confidence in his offense off the bat.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 1 Month

Bourn (hamstring) felt good after logging seven innings in a rehab appearance Thursday and was scheduled to play another seven innings Friday, MLB.com reports.

Bourn's gotten over the first two games of his rehab stint without any setbacks and remains on track to return at the end of next week.