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Michael Bourn | Outfielder | #2

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Houston
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 4 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Bowman of reports that the Braves are attempting to deal either Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher.
The projected starting outfield for the Braves consists of Hector Olivera, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis, forcing both overpaid veterans into reserve roles. The rebuilding Braves would certainly like to move one of them, or both, prior to the season and they understand that they'll have to eat a significant portion of their salaries to do so. Jan 3 - 9:28 PM

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Michael Bourn had four hits, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Braves topped the Phillies 8-1 on Wednesday.

Bourn added insult to injury, ripping a two-run triple in the eighth inning to push the Braves' lead to 8-1. He had singled and scored in the fourth and seventh innings as well. The performance is the outfielder's first multi-hit game since August 19. Bourn was batting just .138 (9-for-65) since joining the Braves in early August.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Michael Bourn will hit leadoff for the Braves Saturday against the Marlins.

Bourn was traded from Cleveland Friday along with Nick Swisher. The 32-year-old has given fantasy owners almost nothing this year with a .246 average and only 13 stolen bases. Maybe a change of scenery will do him some good.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Braves acquired OFs Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher and cash considerations from the Indians in exchange for 3B Chris Johnson.

Bourn has been a disaster in Cleveland, hitting just .257/.315/.345 over three seasons. He returns to Atlanta, where he had his last good season in 2012 with a .274/.348/.391 batting line. With Cameron Maybin handling center field, Bourn is in line for spot duty with the Braves, spelling Maybin in center and also likely playing some in left.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Friday's win over the Pirates.

Bourn doubled in a run in the fourth inning, then punched in two more with a single in the eighth to give his team a three run lead and some much needed breathing room. They would ultimately win 5-2. While he does have five hits in his last 11 at-bats, Bourn is still hitting just .234/.305/.284 for the year. He only has 10 extra-base hits and has yet to connect on his first home run.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 01:48:00 AM

Michael Bourn will serve his one-game suspension Thursday.

Bourn was handed the one-game sentence last week for bumping home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during an argument. Michael Brantley is starting in center field and Mike Aviles is in left field Thursday versus the Rays.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Rays on Tuesday.

Bourn was the only player on either team with multiple hits in the game. The steal was his sixth of the year and first since June 4. A brutal month of June has lowered Bourn's average to .228 with a .298 on-base percentage overall.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Michael Bourn had his hearing Friday to appeal his one game suspension for bumping home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi in Tuesday's game.

A decision will be made some time between now and July 10 on whether the ban is upheld. Either way, the Indians are likely to have him serve on a day that he would've had off anyways, so there aren't any major fantasy implications here.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 09:01:00 AM

MLB suspended Michael Bourn one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for bumping home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi on Tuesday.

Bourn was ejected from Tuesday's game after arguing balls and strikes and made contact with Cuzzi during the incident. He has appealed the suspension and will play Thursday.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Michael Bourn was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Cubs for arguing balls and strikes.

Bourn was called out on strikes by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi in the top of the fourth inning and was given the heave-ho in between frames. It got a little heated, but it seems unlikely that the outfielder will face a suspension.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 09:27:00 PM

Michael Bourn is not in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Mike Aviles is leading off for the Tribe and Michael Brantley is in center field. Ryan Raburn will play left.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Michael Bourn went 3-for-3 with a double against the Royals on Wednesday.

He was the lone Indian with multiple hits tonight. Bourn can't do much for fantasy leaguers these days, particularly while hitting at the bottom of the order, but he been a much more solid player for the Indians over the last month.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with a stolen base Wednesday against the Rangers.

Bourn is batting .317 with a .394 OBP in 60 at-bats this month after coming in at .200 with a .264 OBP in April and losing his leadoff spot as a result. The Indians are happy with Jason Kipnis at the top of the order, so Bourn will probably keep hitting low in the order for the foreseeable future.
Wed, May 27, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Michael Bourn is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

Michael Brantley is making his fifth start in center field this month over the slumping Bourn. Zach Walters is in left field.
Mon, May 18, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Michael Bourn is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

David Murphy is swinging the bat well right now, so Indians manager Terry Francona doesn't want to mess with what is working. Michael Brantley will start in center field Tuesday while Nick Swisher will serve as the DH. Lance Lynn is pitching for St. Louis.
Tue, May 12, 2015 03:32:00 PM

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