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Bourn, Kipnis delayed in return to the field

By Sheldon Ocker Published: April 17, 2013

   CLEVELAND: After announcing on Tuesday that Michael Bourn would be headed to the disabled list in a day or two, the Tribe's center fielder officially was added to the DL today, retroactive to Monday.

   Jason Kipnis, who has missed three games in a row, was expected to return tonight, but he will remain idle.

   ""He wanted to play,'' manager Terry Francona said. ""But with (left-hander) Jon Lester going tomorrow, I thought it would be better to give him two more days.

   ""He didn;t put up much of a fuss, and if I'm going to error, I would rather it be on the side of caution.''   

   Kiipnis has a sore elbow, Bourn has a cut on his right index finger that required five stitches to close. He cannot be activated from the DL until at least April 30.

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