The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn before Friday's game against Baltimore.
Bourn has been on the 15-day DL since July 6 with a strained left hamstring. He began a rehab assignment between AA Akron and AAA Columbus on August 5, appearing in six games. On the season Michael is hitting .267 with nine doubles, seven triples, three home runs, 21 RBI and 37 runs scored in 66 games.
Bourn assumes the roster spot of John Axford, who was awarded to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday on Trade Waivers.