The Indians aren't concerned that Bourn has just one stolen base attempt this spring, MLB.com reports. "I think he feels like he's equipped to go out there and play the way he wants to," manager Terry Francona said. "The last thing we're going to tell a nine-year veteran is, 'Hey, run, and beat yourself up.' We have talked to him about [the lack of stolen bases], but he said he feels good."
Kipnis (back) will play five innings defensively in a minor league game Wednesday, and will get an at-bat in each inning, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. He hopes to rejoin the big league club for a game Thursday if all goes well.
Kipnis (back) was held out of action for the third straight day Saturday and is unlikely to return Sunday, MLB.com reports. "Trying to rush a guy just doesn't seem to make sense to me," manager Terry Francona said. "We can always send him down to the minor league side when he gets ready, if he doesn't have enough at-bats, and let him bounce back and forth from field to field and get a bunch of at-bats."