Michael Bourn CF CLE 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 5 Months

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.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Bourn (hamstring) was hitless in his first rehab game Tuesday but felt good afterwards and will see his next action Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Bourn's hoping to return in about a week if things progress well in his rehab. He'll take Wednesday off before playing seven innings Thursday.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Bourn (hamstring) is expected to need at least a week before rejoining the Indians, MLB.com reports.

Bourn was scheduled to kick off his rehab assignment Tuesday by playing five innings before gradually working his way up to playing nine innings in back-to-back games over the course of about seven games.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Bourn (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday.

The Indians have been noncommittal about Bourn's return date of late, but the beginning of an official rehab assignment indicates he is nearly ready to play again. It's not clear how many games Bourn will play before being activated from the disabled list, but he is on pace to return to the Indians later this week or sometime the following week.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Bourn (hamstring) ran the bases again Monday, which may precede a rehab assignment later this week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Michael Bourn (hamstring) will increase his rehab workload over the next week.

Bourn has been sidelined since July 5 with a left hamstring strain but only recently was allowed to ride a stationary bike. The Indians are taking it slowly with him, as there remains no timetable for his return. "I've kind of on purpose not gone in to push him," manager Terry Francona said. "He's going to obviously add intensity as he continues to feel better. ... He will just continue to ramp up. And when he's ready to play, we'll send him out to play."

Michael Bourn CF CLE 5 Months

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that there remains no timetable for Michael Bourn's (hamstring) return.

"When he's ready to play, he's ready to play," Francona said. Bourn played catch in the outfield on Thursday but has yet to test out his strained left hamstring with any running. He's already missed nearly three weeks, so it sounds like he'll be lucky to make it back within the projected 3-4 week timetable that was offered when he went down.