5 years ago

Indians signed OF Michael Bourn to a four-year, $48 million contract.

The deal, which also contains a $12 million vesting option for a fifth season, was reported Monday and is now official. Bourn, of course, will start in center field for the Tribe, with Michael Brantley handling left, Drew Stubb sliding over to right and Nick Swisher moving in to first base. The 30-year-old hit .274/.348/.391 with nine homers, 57 RBI and 42 steals in 155 games last season for the Braves.