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Indians' Bourn set to go on disabled list

Tuesday - 4/16/2013, 6:19pm  ET

Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn (24) is led off the field by manager Terry Francona, left, and assistant trainer Jeff Desjardins in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Cleveland. Bourn had his hand stepped on on a play at first base. The White Sox won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will be placed on the 15-day disabled list in the coming days as he recovers from a cut finger.

Bourn needed five stitches to close a gash sustained when dived into first on Sunday. Bourn has a large splint on his right index finger and will miss more than a week once he goes on the DL.

Manager Terry Francona said the team is "keeping our options" open before they decide when to put Bourn on the DL. The team wants to make sure left-hander Scott Kazmir (strained rib cage) can start Saturday before making a move with Bourn.

Also, second baseman Jason Kipnis missed his third straight game with a sore left elbow.

The Indians recalled infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Columbus and optioned catcher Omir Santos to the Clippers.


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