Michael Bourn (hamstring) resumed his rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Thursday. Bourn started in center field and hit leadoff, playing seven innings and going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Bourn played in his first rehab game Tuesday, took Wednesday off and jumped back into the fray on Thursday. He should start to move to back-to-back days soon enough as the Indians are expecting him to return to the lineup by the middle of next week. Barring any setbacks, you should be able to use him next week, however, how green a light he gets regularly is unknown considering the injury.ANALYST: Howard Bender