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• Center fielder Michael Bourn, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury, is scheduled to be re-examined on Thursday in Cleveland before rejoining the team in Kansas City this weekend. If Bourn has his stitches removed during the exam, he will be able to initiate baseball activities. He is eligible to be activated April 30.

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Double-A Akron infielder Giovanny Urshela the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for April 15-22. During that time period, Urshela hit .333 (10-for-30) with one home run, four doubles and seven RBIs for the Aeros. He recorded four multihit games and posted a .900 OPS over that span.

• Designated hitter Mark Reynolds entered Tuesday leading the American League with a rate of 8.6 at-bats per home run. His 10 percent home run rate (seven in 70 plate appearances) was also the best in the AL. Reynolds ranked fifth in the league with a rate of 4.33 pitches per plate appearance.

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