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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's awful spring continued as he went 0-for-3 and struck out three times against the Astros on Saturday.
He did walk and score a run in the contest but that isn't much consolation considering his slash line sits at .143/.242/.179 with zero homers through 13 games. It's just spring training and doesn't mean much in the big picture but the team would surely like to see one of their few remaining plus hitters get rolling soon. He batted .289 with 25 homers and 83 RBI in 108 games last year and should see a big bump in playing time this season. Mar 17 - 5:39 PM

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Justin Bour was scratched from the Marlins' starting lineup on Saturday due to back spasms.

It doesn't sound like a major issue, so consider Bour day-to-day. At this point in the spring, the Marlins are simply taking every possible precaution to ensure that the issue doesn't get any worse. He should be able to return to Grapefruit League action in a day or two.
Mar 10 - 12:07 PM

Justin Bour went 1-for-2 and drove in the only run of the game in a win over the Mets on Saturday.

His first-inning single plated Braxton Lee to begin and end the day's scoring. It's been a slow spring so far for Bour but he can hit. He slugged .289/.366/.536 with 25 homers and 83 RBI in just 108 games last year. The departure of most of the good hitters from last year's Marlins squad should give Bour an opportunity to play every day for the first time in his career. He makes for a nice mid-round sleeper in fantasy drafts.
Mar 3 - 7:04 PM

Justin Bour won his arbitration case against the Marlins and will earn a $3.4 million salary in 2018.

The Marlins had proposed $3 million. Bour, who was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, batted .289/.366/.536 with 25 home runs and 83 RBI across 108 games last season for Miami. He'll be a good power bet again in 2018 if he can stay healthy, but RBI opportunities will be harder to come by after the Marlins traded away half of their regulars.
Feb 2 - 4:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald notes that Justin Bour has not asked the Marlins for a trade.

That's news-worthy because Christian Yelich and J.T. Realmuto both made trade requests following the departures of Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna. Yelich was dealt to the Brewers earlier this month and the Marlins are known to be shopping Realmuto. Bour is under Miami's control through 2020 and it seems he is more willing to be part of the club's aggressive organizational rebuild. The 29-year-old first baseman became eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this winter after batting .289/.366/.536 with 25 home runs and 83 RBI in 108 games last season. He requested $3.4 million and was offered $3 million by the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 12.
Source: Miami Herald
Jan 31 - 12:19 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
4Chad Wallach
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
3Eric Campbell
LF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Lewis Brinson
3Magneuris Sierra
4Braxton Lee
RF1Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Adam Conley
5Dillon Peters
6Justin Nicolino
7Jarlin Garcia
8Chris O'Grady
9Odrisamer Despaigne
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Brett Graves
9Tayron Guerrero
10Javy Guerra
11Jumbo Diaz
12Drew Rucinski
13Alex Wimmers