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Indians activate Michael Bourn, demote Nyjer Morgan

Apr 15, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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Michael Bourn is back from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a hamstring injury and to make room for his return the Indians optioned Nyjer Morgan back to Triple-A.

Morgan was added to the Opening Day roster as Bourn’s replacement in center field and he hit .348 with a .484 on-base percentage in nine games, but it wasn’t enough to stick around in a part-time role apparently.

Bourn mostly struggled in his first season with the Indians after signing a four-year, $48 million deal and as a 31-year-old whose value comes largely from his speed and defense his hamstring issues could become a major problem. He had surgery in October and had to be shut down in mid-March.

  1. miguelcairo - Apr 15, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Bye Morgan. Suck an egg you bum.

  2. Kevin Gillman - Apr 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    So Indians chose Johnson over Morgan? Such a stupid move.

  3. icanspeel - Apr 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    They must have nice OF depth if hitting.348 with a .484 on-base percentage in 9 games gets you demoted.

  4. Old Gator - Apr 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    The sushi is still fresh in Yokohama.

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