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Michael Bourn gets five stitches in finger, may miss a week

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Michael Bourn
Michael Bourn left Sunday's game with a lacerated finger. (AP)

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Indians center fielder Michael Bourn had to get five stitches to repair a laceration on his right index finger, the Indians announced Sunday.

The club officially said Bourn's status is day to day, but MLB.com Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian reports Bourn is out until the stitches are removed from his finger and speculates that could be five to seven days.

Bourn injured the finger on a close play at first base in the eighth inning. He ended up beating out a slow ground ball to the first baseman but slid to avoid a collision with pitcher Matt Thornton -- the only time it's acceptable to dive into first base, by the way -- and Thornton accidentally stepped on Bourn's finger. Bourn then left the game due to the laceration.

Bourn is hitting .333/.375/.600 with four doubles, a triple and two homers this season, so obviously this hurts the Indians -- who are already dealing with an injury to catcher Carlos Santana.

With Bourn out, the Indians could play Drew Stubbs in center and Nick Swisher in right field, allowing them to use either Mark Reynolds or Jason Giambi at first base.

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