Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Indians land Michael Bourn

The Cleveland Indians landed another highly coveted free agent outfielder Monday night, signing Michael Bourn to a four-year contract worth nearly $48 million.

Bourn, 30, was an All-Star last season with the Atlanta Braves and is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner. He's also a three-time National League Stolen Base champ.

Bourn will likely leadoff for the Tribe this season and play center. The signing also means Drew Stubbs will now be the team's fourth outfielder. However, there are some rumblings that Nick Swisher could move to first base and Stubbs could play right. That would leave Mark Reynolds to handle the DH duties.

Now, the Indians Opening Day lineup could look a little something like this:

1. CF Michael Bourn L
2. 2B Jason Kipnis L
3. SS Asdrubal Cabrera R/L
4. 1B Nick Swisher R/L
5. C Carlos Santana R/L
6. DH Mark Reynolds R
7. RF Drew Stubbs R
8. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall L
9. LF Michael Brantley L

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