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Plain Dealer May 27, 2015

Now lower in the batting order, Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn finding his swing

Since Bourn was removed from the leadoff spot, he has logged a .300 batting average (24-for-80) and a .378 on-base percentage. When manager Terry Francona pulled the plug on the leadoff plan, Bourn was batting .180 with a .254 on-base percentage.
Akron Beacon Journal May 27, 2015

Indians 12, Rangers 3: Wednesday's One Last Thing on Michael Bourn's hot streak

The Indians put together an eight-run inning and received a strong outing from Carlos Carrasco to cruise past the Texas Rangers 12-3 Wednesday at Progressive Field. Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher and Lonnie Chisenhall all hit a home run. Chisenhall, Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn all had three hits. Every Indians starter recored a hit and scored a run. And starter Carlos Carrasco allowed one run in eight innings while striking out eight. Wednesday’s One Last Thing: Michael Bourn is quietly heating up outside of the leadoff spot. A while back, it was written that Bourn wasn’t...
Akron Beacon Journal May 11, 2015

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn can’t identify reason for slow start to 2015

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn doesn’t know why he is struggling.Bourn is hitting .218 this season and only recently was able to climb above .200.He was bumped from the leadoff spot on April 26 and put into the No. 9 hole for the first time in his career. In Kansas City last week, he was effectively benched against left-handed starting pitchers.“That was the decision he [Indians manager Terry Francona] made. I wasn’t mad at him or anything of that nature,” Bourn said. “I don’t feel like I’m in a funk just against lefties, I’m in a funk period. Righties, lefties, it...
Plain Dealer May 6, 2015
Michael Bourn blames only himself for benching: Cleveland Indians notes

Michael Bourn blames only himself for benching: Cleveland Indians notes

Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn takes responsibility for losing his lead-off job and being benched against left-handers.
Plain Dealer May 5, 2015

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn benched against left-handed starters

Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn has lost his leadoff spot and now he's been benched against left-handed starters.
News-Herald May 5, 2015
Jim Ingraham: Michael Bourn's skills seem to be greatly diminished

Jim Ingraham: Michael Bourn's skills seem to be greatly diminished

The Indians' second-highest paid player is now batting ninth, and he probably shouldn't be hitting that high.But Michael Bourn has to hit somewhere, and ninth is the most out-of-the-way spot in the lineup. With a salary of $13.5 million this year and $14 million next year, Bourn, despite being in the fifth consecutive year of a career decline, is probably going to hit somewhere in the Indians' lineup.
Plain Dealer May 2, 2015

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn scratched from lineup with neck strain

Michael Bourn was scratched from Saturday's lineup less than an hour before first pitch because of a neck strain. A day earlier, a head-first slide sans helmet resulted in Bourn smacking his head against the dirt near home plate.

Cleveland Indians CF Michael Bourn scratched from lineup with neck strain; Tyler Holt starting

Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a cervical (neck) strain. Bourn slid hard into home plate during Friday night's 9-4 win against Toronto. He was 9-of-23 since being moved down to the No. 9 spot in the order and had collected a hit in five straight games. Tyler Holt, called up Friday after TJ House was put on the disabled list, will start in center field and bat ninth Saturday. Jason Kipnis will lead off.
Plain Dealer May 2, 2015

Will Michael Bourn ever wreak havoc on bases again? Hey, Hoynsie!

Is Michael Bourn's drop in stolen bases due to a lack of confidence, injuries or lost speed?
News-Herald Apr 30, 2015

Cleveland Indians notes: Michael Bourn taking lineup demotion in stride

There is no bigger or humbling demotion for a major-league player than to be moved from hitting leadoff to hitting last.Michael Bourn knows that, but he's being a good soldier."Baseball is a grown man's game," he said of his demotion.The speedy Bourn has been a leadoff hitter for most of his career, but for the Indians now he is hitting last.
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 30, 2015

Indians notebook: manager Terry Francona trying to balance loyalty, stubbornness in making lineup changes; Danny Salazar keeping the ball and his ERA down

CLEVELAND: Last Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona moved leadoff hitter Michael Bourn down to the No. 9 spot in the lineup, the first time Bourn had ever been placed there. It came after nearly a month of Bourn clearly not looking like himself or swinging the bat well. Francona wanted to give Bourn time to figure things out. Being a veteran, Bourn had been in slumps before and had broken out of it. Francona wanted to show at least some loyalty to Bourn and he also didn’t want to start changing the lineup every night. It’s a balance Francona keeps in mind when making lineup decisions....

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