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CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent OF MICHAEL BOURN to a four-year Major League contract with a club option for 2017.

Bourn, 30, owns a career Major League batting average of .272 (820-for-3015) with 125 doubles, 45 triples, 22 home runs and 215 RBI over a 7-year career with Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta. He has also stolen 276 bases in 340 attempts (81%) and has scored 459 runs in 871 games. The Houston, Texas native is a two-time National League All-Star (2010, 2012) and a two-time recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2009, 2010) and led the NL in steals over three straight seasons, 2009-2011, while finishing second in the NL in steals last year.

Since 2008, he leads all Major Leaguers with 257 stolen bases (55 more than the 2nd ranked player & 177 more than any Indians baserunner) and is second over that span in bunt hits (59) and infield hits (175).  He has exemplary fielding skills, leading all NL outfielders in putouts (383) in 2012 as he led all National League fielders in Total Zone Runs [1] in both 2010 (25) and 2012 (38)

The left-handed hitter Bourn spent his first full season in Atlanta in 2012, setting career-highs in home runs (9), RBI (57) and walks (70) as he finished second to San Diego's Everth Cabrera in stolen bases (42).  He finished tied for 7th in the entire NL with a 6.0 WAR (Wins Above Replacement) [2] in 2012, 6th in runs scored (96), tied for 5th in triples (10) and tied for 8th in walks (70) while helping lead Atlanta to a NL Wildcard bid.  He was selected to the 2012 NL All-Star team after posting the 9th-highest average in the Senior Circuit (.311) and following the season garnred votes in the NL MVP voting (18th place, 6.0 points). 

 

Year

Team

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

Philadelphia Phillies

.125

17

8

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

1

2

.222

.125

.347

2007

Philadelphia Phillies

.277

105

119

29

33

3

3

1

6

13

21

18

1

.348

.378

.726

2008

Houston Astros

.229

138

467

57

107

10

4

5

29

37

111

41

10

.288

.300

.588

2009

Houston Astros

.285

157

606

97

173

27

12

3

35

63

140

61

12

.354

.384

.738

2010

Houston Astros

.265

141

535

84

142

25

6

2

38

59

109

52

12

.341

.346

.687

2011

Houston Astros

.303

105

429

64

130

26

7

1

32

38

90

39

7

.363

.403

.766

 

Atlanta Braves

.278

53

227

30

63

8

3

1

18

15

50

22

7

.321

.352

.673

2012

Atlanta Braves

.274

155

624

96

171

26

10

9

57

70

155

42

13

.348

.391

.739

 

Major League Totals

.272

871

3015

459

820

125

45

22

215

296

679

276

64

.339

.365

.704

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