The Atlanta Braves reacquired outfielder Michael Bourn in a trade Friday with Cleveland, also landing outfielder Nick Swisher while dealing third baseman Chris Johnson to the Indians in a swap of disappointing players.
Cleveland sent cash to the Braves as well, helping cover the hefty contracts of the two players coming to Atlanta that will give the Braves financial flexibility in 2017.
Bourn was acquired by the Braves at the 2011 trade deadline and made the All-Star Game the following season before signing with Cleveland as a free agent. The 32-year-old is hitting .246 with 19 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.
Giants put Leake on 15-day disabled list
San Francisco Giants right-hander Mike Leake was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
Leake (9-6), acquired from Cincinnati last week for two prospects, was scheduled to make his second start for the Giants on Friday against the Cubs. He was scratched in favor of Ryan Vogelsong after his hamstring tightened during routine sprints Monday at Atlanta.