Michael Bourn will be activated on Friday. He'll start Friday and Saturday and get Sunday off.
Bourn will get one more rehab game tomorrow at Triple-A Columbus in the designated hitter spot before meeting the team back in Cleveland for their series against the Orioles. Manager Terry Francona said that he'll be cautious with Bourn and not play him every day right away. Fantasy owners should probably keep him on the bench initially.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to return from injury in Week 13.
Hester has been on short-term IR all year with the toe injury and has finally been cleared to return. Considering the offensive struggles for the Falcons, he may be used as more than just a return man. There's been little help opposite Julio Jones so perhaps Hester will get a crack at some extra snaps. He certainly couldn't do worse than what the team has there right now. Of course, Matt Ryan still has to wake up as well. Analysis: Howard Bender