Miami placed first baseman Justin Bour on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain, the club announced Wednesday afternoon.
Bour was having a dominant offensive season as Miami’s starting first baseman, batting .268/.347/.526 with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs over 68 games.
The move is retroactive to July 3, so if Bour, a career .266 hitter whose power has strengthened the Marlins’ lineup this season, is healthy within two weeks, he shouldn’t remain on the disabled list for an extensive period.
In the corresponding roster move, the Marlins selected Don Kelly from Triple-A New Orleans. Bouncing back from Tommy John surgery, Kelly batted .223 over 48 games in Triple-A.
Kelly, who last appeared in the majors with the Marlins for a brief period before going down last season, is in the lineup for Miami’s Wednesday afternoon contest against the Mets. Kelly and Chris Johnson will likely platoon at first base in Bour’s absence.