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Injured Bourn weathering rehab delay

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CLEVELAND -- Rain has not only been delaying games for the Indians this week, but it has forced the club to alter the rehab schedule for center fielder Michael Bourn.

After Triple-A Columbus' season opener was postponed because of rain on Thursday, Bourn's Minor League rehab debut was also pushed back. Indians manager Terry Francona noted that the sidelined center fielder was scheduled to play for Columbus on Friday and Saturday. Bourn did not play Friday because of wet conditions, but is slated to play Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Bourn is on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

"Bourny is scheduled to play tonight in the home opener with Columbus," Francona said on Friday before his club's 7-2 victory. "I think we're all going to wait and see the weather, how the weather plays out. He's supposed to play tonight and tomorrow. We reserve the right to use some judgment there. So, we'll see."

Bourn was originally scheduled to play on Thursday and Friday with the hope that he might be able to be activated when first eligible on Saturday. Bourn injured his hamstring while running the bases in a Cactus League game against the Giants on March 16.

Bourn, 31, signed a four-year contract worth $48 million with the Indians prior to last season, when he hit .263 with six home runs, 21 doubles, six triples, 50 RBIs, 23 stolen bases and 75 runs in 130 games. Bourn underwent surgery on his left hamstring on Oct. 15, but the team has indicated that the current injury is unrelated to that issue.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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