Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Bourn back for Indians

CLEVELAND — The Indians are getting some speed back to help in their run at the playoffs.

Cleveland activated CF Michael Bourn from the disabled list Friday, regaining its quick leadoff hitter capable of making things happen on the bases and in the outfield.

Bourn, slowed by a nagging left hamstring injury all season, had been on the DL since July 6 because of lingering issues with the hamstring, which he had surgery on last October. The Indians activated him for their series opener Friday against the AL East-leading Orioles.

In his second season with Cleveland, the two-time All-Star signed a four-year, $48 million deal in spring training in 2013.

Tanaka back on mound: Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw 25 pitches today in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow, manager Joe Girardi announced. Tanaka is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts in his first season in the majors.

Blue Jays: Two-time All-Star Edwin Encarnacion was activated and OF Anthony Gose sent to the minors. Encarnacion missed more than a month with a strained right quadriceps muscle. He is likely to DH at first.

Brewers: Relievers Jim Henderson (right shoulder) and Tyler Thornburg (right elbow) are out for the season, mlb.com reported.

Dodgers: The NL West leaders placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (right hip strain) on the 15-day DL.

Rangers: They purchased RHP Jon Edwards' contract from Triple-A Round Rock and sent Robbie Ross back to the minor leagues. Ross allowed six runs in 41/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Rays. Edwards, a converted outfielder, was 2-3 with a 4.41 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 34 relief appearances combined for Double-A Frisco and Round Rock.

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez (left knee) needs season-ending surgery, mlb.com reported. … LHP Franklin Morales was scratched from his scheduled start with his wife in labor. Colorado sent reliever Matt Belisle to the mound against Cincinnati for his first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds.

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