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Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn bats against the Chicago White Sox during an exhibition baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list before their scheduled game with the Tigers was postponed by inclement weather.

To make room for Bourn, the Indians optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus.

Bourn missed Cleveland's first 13 games with a strained left hamstring. He injured it while running the bases on March 16 during training camp in Arizona and the Indians were very cautious with the speedy leadoff hitter, who had surgery on the hamstring following last season.

Bourn had been eligible to be activated two weeks ago, but the Indians had him play in five minor league games to make sure he was ready.

Morgan, who signed a minor league free-agent deal with Cleveland in January, did a nice job filling in for Bourn. He batted .348 (8 of 23) scored four runs and had four RBIs in nine games.

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