Indians place Michael Bourn on 15-day DL with another hamstring injury

The Indians will be without Michael Bourn for at least another two weeks.
The Indians will be without Michael Bourn for at least another two weeks. (USATSI)

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The Indians have placed center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury, the team announced. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.

Bourn, 31, exited Saturday's game with a the hamstring problem. He missed the start of this season recovering from offseason surgery on that same left hamstring. As a player who draws so much of his value -- both offensively and defensively -- from his speed, any kind of leg injury is a big concern.

In 66 games and 309 plate appearances around the hamstring problems, Bourn has hit .267/.316/.379 (97 OPS+) with seven home runs and only seven stolen basesthis year. He hit .263/.316/.360 (92 OPS+) with 23 home runs in 130 games last season, his first with Cleveland.

The Indians called up outfielder Tyler Holt to take Bourn's spot on the roster. The 25-year-old has hit .300/.425/.380 with 21 home runs in 76 games split between Double-A and Triple-A this season. This will be Holt's first big league experience.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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