Dan Wetzel:

Indians CF Bourn has surgery on hamstring

AP - Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians center fielder Michael Bourn has had surgery on his left hamstring after getting hurt in Cleveland's final regular-season game.

Bourn had the operation in Dallas on Tuesday. The Indians said Bourn will need six weeks to recover at his home in Houston before he can begin his normal offseason program.

The 30-year-old leadoff hitter sustained the injury while trying to steal second in the ninth inning of the Indians' game on Sept. 29 in Minnesota. Cleveland clinched an AL wild-card playoff spot with a 5-1 win.

Bourn played three days later in the wild-card game against Tampa Bay, but went 0 for 4 and struck out twice.

He batted .263 with six homers and 50 RBIs in his first season with the Indians, who signed him to a four-year, $48 million contract in February.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $350K Baller [$50K to 1st] 19929/39773 $10 $350000 Tomorrow 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $40K Tournament [Single Entry] 5232/9091 $5 $40000 Tomorrow 1:00 PM Enter
NFL $25K Tournament [Single Entry] 1240/2841 $10 $25000 Tomorrow 1:00 PM Enter
View Comments (3)