Indians OF Michael Bourn has surgery on hamstring

Indians centre-fielder Michael Bourn has had surgery on his left hamstring after getting hurt in Cleveland's final regular-season game.

Suffered injury in final regular-season game

Indians centre-fielder Michael Bourn has had surgery on his hamstring, an injury suffered in the final regular-season game. He'll need six weeks to recover. (Mark Duncan/Associated Press)

Indians centre-fielder Michael Bourn has had surgery on his left hamstring after getting hurt in Cleveland's final regular-season game.

Bourn had the operation in Dallas on Tuesday. The Indians said Bourn will need six weeks to recover at his home in Houston before he can begin his normal off-season program.

The 30-year-old leadoff hitter sustained the injury while trying to steal second in the ninth inning of the Indians' game on Sept. 29 in Minnesota. Cleveland clinched an American League wild-card playoff spot with a 5-1 win.

Bourn played three days later in the wild-card game against Tampa Bay, but went 0-for-4 and struck out twice.

He batted .263 with six homers and 50 RBIs in his first season with the Indians, who signed him to a four-year, $48 million US contract in February.

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