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Michael Bourn is questionable for Opening Day

Mar 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

Michael Bourn strained his surgically-repaired left hamstring yesterday and now his Opening Day is in doubt:

 

It would appear that Michael Brantley will shift over to center until Bourn can return.

Any extended absence for Bourn would be bad news, as the Indians need him to be a spark plug. If they want to repeat or improve upon their 92-win season last season, it’d be way easier if Bourn and Nick Swisher returned to form.

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  1. nymets4ever - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    The Mets elected to pass on Bourn and keep their draft pick, which they turned into slugging 1B prospect Dominic Smith. And there’s nothing Bourn can do that Juan Lagares can’t do for far cheaper. Alderson – 1, clamoring impatient fans and NYC sports radio hosts, 0.

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