Who's been pitched the most differently in 2014?
| Jeff Sullivan
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 8:35p ET
News: The Indians aren't concerned that Bourn has just one stolen base attempt this spring, MLB.com reports. "I think he feels like he's equipped to go out there and play the way he wants to," manager Terry Francona said. "The last thing we're going to tell a nine-year veteran is, 'Hey, run, and beat yourself up.' We have talked to him about [the lack of stolen bases], but he said he feels good."
Impact: Bourn is coming off an injury-filled season last year and needs to incorporate the stolen base back into his game if he wants to reward his fantasy owners, but it sounds like we'll have to wait until the regular season to get a feel for how much he'll run.
Rotowire: Mar 13 / 8:44p ET
News: Bourn hit his first homer of the spring Friday, raising his average to .500 (8-for-16) in Cactus League play.
Impact: Spring training stats are largely meaningless but Bourn hasn't had any injury setbacks thus far as he looks to bounce back from a pair of injury-filled seasons.
Rotowire: Jan 27 / 8:17a ET
News: The Indians want Bourn to re-establish himself as a major base-stealing threat this season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impact: Bourn is just 33-of-51 on stolen-base attempts through two seasons with the Indians, after swiping at least 40 bags each year from 2008 to 2012. While he recently turned 32, there's still some hope for a revival, given that Bourn's balky hamstring was a major factor in his lack of base-stealing success last season. A return to the days of 40-60 steals is overly optimistic, but an improvement on last season's 10 shouldn't be difficult, assuming Bourn stays reasonably healthy.