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