Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians have reportedly
signed free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a four-year contract.
The deal, per Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, will be worth $48 million with a
fifth-year vesting option for $12 million.
Bourn is a two-time All-Star who batted .274 with a .348 on-base percentage
and 42 steals in 155 games with the Braves last season. Atlanta acquired the
speedster in a trade-deadline deal with the Houston Astros the year before.
The 30-year-old Bourn broke into the majors in 2006 with the Philadelphia
Phillies and has batted .272 with a .339 OBP over 871 career games. He led the
league in steals from 2009-11 and has scored 459 total runs.
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