With spring training wrapping up and teams getting ready to head home for Opening Day, tough decisions must be made as to who plays and who stays. 

The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that center-fielder, Michael Bourn will be placed on the 15 day disabled list to recover from hamstring soreness, according to ESPN.

The Indians notified Nyjer Morgan that he would start for the club when the Indians take on Oakland on March 31st. 

Nyjer Morgan has played in the Major Leagues since 2006 with an exception of 2013 when he played for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of the Japanese Nippon League. The Indians signed Morgan to a Minor League deal on January 14th. 

Bourn's hamstring soreness is directly attributed to the surgery he underwent in October of 2013. Bourn felt discomfort in the hamstring in a recent Spring Training game on March 16th which caused the team doctors to have concern. 

Michael Bourn played in 130 games in the outfield for the Indians last season and was a vital part in the Indians playoff run. Bourn's presence on the field and at the plate will be missed for the start of the season, but he is expected to return by the team's second or third series. 

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