Today in Tribe History: February 11, 2013

The Indians surprise many by snatching one of the last big name free agents remaining unsigned, inking center fielder Michael Bourn to a four-year, $48 million contract.

Bourn is coming off of his second National League All-Star season as he hit .274 with 42 stolen bases and ten triples in his lone full season with the Atlanta Braves. He had previously spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros, with whom he won a pair of Gold Gloves and made the other All-Star trip of his career. Despite the midseason honors, it was the first season he had failed to lead the NL in thefts since 2008.

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