Mar 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (24) hits a single against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Indians’ Michael Bourn participated in hitting drills


Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn is taking some steps in the right direction after suffering a strained left hamstring.

According to MLB.com, Bourn participated in some hitting drills on Saturday before a game against the split squad Colorado Rockies.

Bourn may not be back for the remainder of Spring and could very well be out of the Opening Day lineup. But he has been doing some baseball related activities that including throwing and running before swinging the bat earlier today.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was asked about Bourn’s status while speaking to the media. Here’s what the former Boston Red Sox manager had to say about his veteran outfielder:

“He’s progressively getting stronger and more aggressive.” Francona via MLB.com

Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera could see some playing time in center field depending on Michael Bourn’s hamstring. If it continues to bother him in the weeks to come, Cabrera could be a temporary replacement until he’s able to return to the lineup at 100 percent.

Francona will look to get Cabrera as many at-bats as he possibly can.

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