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Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) took batting practice Tuesday, but it is still uncertain when he will be cleared for a rehab assignment.
Bourn has been out now since July 5 and is close to the four-week timetable originally given when he first injured himself. The fact that there is no word as to when he'll even start a rehab assignment is certainly not an encouraging thing and given the nature of the injury, it is unclear as to how much running he'll actually do when he comes back.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender