The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Friday.
Bourn had been on the DL since early July with a strained left hamstring. He began the year on the disabled list after having surgery on the same hamstring in the offseason and later missed four games in May when he re-aggravated the tendon.
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The outfielder assumed the roster spot vacated when reliever John Axford was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Bourn, a two-time All-Star, is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .316 in 66 games this season. The Indians entered Friday at 60-60, 5.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for the second American League Wild Card.
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