Bourn returns to lineup after missing past week

Bourn returns to lineup after missing past week

Bourn returns to lineup after missing past week
ATLANTA -- Center fielder Michael Bourn was a late addition to the Braves' lineup Sunday afternoon. When the lineup was first posted, Bourn was not listed. But about 80 minutes before the first pitch, the Braves announced Bourn would start, replacing Jose Constanza.

Bourn has not played since Sept. 22, when he sprained his left thumb diving into second base on a double. He had been listed as day to day for the last week, but with the playoffs starting in less than a week, the Braves were being cautious.

Bourn was hitting .274 with a .346 on-base percentage entering Sunday. He led the National League with 39 stolen bases.