Indians' Bourn expects to miss 1-5 days with hamstring injury
MAY 04, 2014 10:44a ET
Bourn exited Saturday's game against the White Sox after the third inning after running to first base on a bunt single. He was not in Sunday's starting lineup. Nyjer Morgan was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and was in center field starting in Bourn's place.
Bourn, who made his season debut April 16, has played in 15 games and is hitting .266 with four RBIs and two steals in five attempts.
Indians manager Terry Francona said the team's training staff told him there's a chance Bourn will be able to play Monday.
"That might be a little ambitious, but if they're saying that, it's a very good sign," Francona said.
Francona understands the concern that Bourn's hamstring issue won't go away.
"He's actually been running pretty well," Francona said. "I don't see him favoring it. I see him in the outfield going all out and not holding back, but he did feel it (Saturday). I'm glad he was smart enough to say something. I don't know. Hopefully this is something he works through."
Bourn is batting .266 with six runs, two stolen bases and four RBIs in 15 games.
Morgan batted .348 with three steals, four runs and four RBIs in nine games. He was sent down when Bourn came off the DL.
Designated hitter Jason Giambi also left Saturday's game with a cramp in his right calf and wasn't in Sunday's lineup.
Cleveland's injury list gets longer by the day. The Indians placed All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique Friday. He's expected to miss three to five weeks.
The Indians optioned left-hander Nick Hagadone to Columbus to make room for Morgan. Another roster move must be made by Tuesday when right-hander Josh Tomlin is called up to start against Minnesota.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.