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Justin Bour | First Baseman | #41

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 269
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: George Mason
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 25 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Bour requested $3.4 million and was offered $3 million by the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
The first baseman is eligible for arbitration for the first time. Bour registered a fine .289 batting average with 25 home runs and 83 RBI in just 429 plate appearances last year. Bour could be on the move as the Marlins execute a fire sale this winter. Jan 12 - 7:22 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that teams continue to check in with the Marlins on the availability of Justin Bour.

Rosenthal says that Miami told clubs at the Winter Meetings that Bour wasn't available, but that hasn't stopped them from continuing to ask about the first baseman. Bour is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter following a season when he batted .289/.366/.536 with 25 home runs over 108 games.
Source: The Athletic
Jan 7 - 12:03 PM

Justin Bour finished 3-for-6 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's 12-6 victory in Arizona.

Bour has been on fire since returning from a strained right oblique injury earlier in the month. He has hit safely in each of his past eight outings, including two or more hits in five of the past seven games. He is also working on a four-game streak with a home run and five straight with at least one RBI.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:36:00 AM

Justin Bour went 1-for-4 and drove in a run during a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

He singled home J.T. Realmuto in the second inning and came around to score on a single by pitcher Jose Urena. Unfortunately that was all the offense his team could muster in the blowout loss. Bour recently returned from a long disabled list stint with an oblique injury and is batting .287/.367/.533 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI in 93 games this year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:57:00 AM

Justin Bour is not in the Marlins' starting lineup on Saturday.

Bour returned from the disabled list on Friday, but had played three straight games when factoring in his rehab assignment, so Saturday was a planned day off for him. Look for him to return for Sunday's series finale.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Marlins activated 1B Justin Bour from the 10-day disabled list.

Bour has been sidelined since late July with a strained right oblique. He went 4-for-14 with a home run over five rehab games with Double-A Jacksonville. The Marlins are pretty much out of the Wild Card hunt now, so they might ease Bour back into things. Still, he's worth scooping up in leagues where he might have been dropped.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Justin Bour (oblique) could return to the Marlins' active roster on Friday.

Bour has been playing rehab games for Double-A Jacksonville as they move through the Southern League playoffs and he went 1-for-3 with a walk on Wednesday. He'll also be in Jacksonville's lineup Thursday before potentially rejoining the major league club on Friday night. The big first baseman has been on the disabled list since late July because of a severe right oblique strain.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Justin Bour (oblique) went 1-for-2 with a solo homer Sunday in his second rehab game with Double-A Jacksonville.

Jacksonville wraps up their regular season on Monday, though Bour could play in some postseason games. It's unclear when he'll return to the Marlins, but they could obviously use him if he's feeling good. Bour has been out since late July with a severe right oblique strain.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 09:33:00 AM

Justin Bour (oblique) went hitless in three at-bats in his first rehab game with Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday.

Bour has some rust to knock off since he's missed six weeks with a strained oblique, so he could remain with Jacksonville next week while they play in the playoffs. He's obviously not too far off from a return, though, and is worth stashing now in leagues where he was dropped.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 08:43:00 AM

Justin Bour (oblique) took some swinging in a batting cage on Monday.

It's the first time he's faced live pitching since straining his right oblique back in late July. The minor league regular season is coming to an end in a week, but the Marlins' Double-A affiliate in Jacksonville is headed to the playoffs and Bour could play a few rehab games with them. The possibility of him being rusty is certainly there, but Bour is worth stashing now in leagues where he was dropped.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Justin Bour (oblique) played catch and took dry swings on Tuesday.

It was the first taste of baseball-related activity for Bour since he landed on the disabled list July 25 with a severe right oblique strain. "We’re a little ways away from him getting going and ramping things up," Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters after the light workout. "There’s still a little time. He’s optimistic." The big first baseman had a tremendous first half, but he is a poor bet for meaningful fantasy contributions down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Justin Bour (oblique) is set to resume baseball activities this week.

Bour has been on the shelf since July 25 due to his oblique strain. The 29-year-old slugger was having a terrific season, slashing .289/.366/.548 with 21 homers and 63 RBI in his first 87 games. He's still likely a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Marlins.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Justin Bour (oblique) is still three weeks away from resuming baseball activities.

The Marlins ruled Edinson Volquez (knee) and J.T. Riddle (shoulder) out for the season on Tuesday and now Bour could be facing a similar fate. There's no reason for Bour to rush back this year with Miami well out of playoff contention, especially if he won't be back until September. Tyler Moore will continue to fill in at first base.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 06:40:00 PM

Marlins placed 1B Justin Bour on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Bour suffered the injury in Monday night's series opener against the Rangers and will probably miss the next 3-4 weeks. The 29-year-old first baseman leaves behind a stellar .289/.366/.548 batting line with 21 home runs and 63 RBI in 87 games. Tomas Telis has been recalled from the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Justin Bour (oblique) will be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Bour suffered a strained right oblique on Monday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but oblique injuries typically don't result in minimum stays on the disabled list. Tyler Moore will be in line for more starts at first base.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Chad Wallach
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Brian Anderson
LF1Martin Prado
CF1Christian Yelich
2Braxton Lee
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Justin Nicolino
5Dillon Peters
6Chris O'Grady
7Caleb Smith
8Merandy Gonzalez
9Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Wei-Yin Chen
10Miguel Del Pozo
11Drew Rucinski
12Brett Graves
13Alex Wimmers