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• Outfielder Michael Bourn went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts in his first rehab start for Double-A Akron Thursday. He'll play another full game Friday night and is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

"He really wants to play Sunday, which we're OK with," Francona said. "But the weather's supposed to be really bad here, so when we told him that, we're going to talk to him tonight [about] what we should do going forward. He said he felt really good last night running. Again, we don't want to slow him down, so we'll see how he does tonight."

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• Outfielder Michael Bourn went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts in his first rehab start for Double-A Akron Thursday. He'll play another full game Friday night and is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

"He really wants to play Sunday, which we're OK with," Francona said. "But the weather's supposed to be really bad here, so when we told him that, we're going to talk to him tonight [about] what we should do going forward. He said he felt really good last night running. Again, we don't want to slow him down, so we'll see how he does tonight."

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• First baseman/DH Jason Giambi played in his first rehab game Friday night for Akron. Francona said Giambi might not play the full game and that his second rehab game is more important.

• Kipnis was selected to join the Taylor Hooton Foundation Advisory Board, which is comprised exclusively of Major League players. The Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against performance-enhancing drug use by America's youth.

"When you really look into it and what it is and what it stands for, it's a great cause, it's a great message to be sending to the younger population of players," Kipnis said. "I'm glad and very proud to be a part of it and am looking forward to helping wherever I can."

• Justin Sellers would become the 28th Indians player to see action in 2014 if he's called into a game. He was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday to take the place of Lonnie Chisenhall, who is on paternity leave after the birth of his second son, Cannon. Cleveland has used 12 position players and 15 pitchers.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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