Report: Indians' Michael Bourn could be out 5-7 days after lacerating finger
Cleveland Indians centerfielder Michael Bourn left Sunday's game in the eighth inning after White Sox reliever Matt Thornton stepped on his hand, causing a laceration to his right index finger that required five stitches.
The Indians officially called Bourn day-to-day, but MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reported he will not play until his stitches are removed, which could be in five to seven days.
Bourn, who signed a four-year, $48-million deal in the offseason, slid into first base in an attempt to beat out an infield grounder fielded by first baseman Adam Dunn.
The 30-year-old, two-time All-Star led off the bottom of the first with his second home run of the season and finished 3 for 4 in a 3-1 Indians loss. Bourn is hitting .333 in the early going. While he is sidelined, Cleveland could play another offseason acquisition, Drew Stubbs, in center and move first baseman Nick Swisher to right field, replacing him with Mark Reynolds or Jason Giambi. Catcher Carlos Santana (left thumb contusion) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (left elbow soreness) are also battling injuries for the 5-6 Indians.