For those of you waiting for news on Miami Marlins’ first baseman Justin Bour, wait no longer. Apparently, the plan is for Bour to return on Friday against the Colorado Rockies.
Plan is for #Marlins first baseman Justin Bour to play Tues/Wed w/ @zephyrsbaseball and hope he is ready for Friday at #Rockies— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) August 2, 2016
Bour landed on the disabled list after suffering a high ankle sprain on July 2nd against the Atlanta Braves. His power in the middle of the lineup has been greatly missed, as he was slashing .268/.347/.526 with 15 home runs and a .364 wOBA prior to his injury.
Bour began his rehab assignment with the New Orleans Zephyrs last Friday, July 29th. For the Zephyrs, he has batted .100/.182/.100 with a .148 wOBA, but there is no need to worry. The purpose of a rehab assignment is to prepare a player for his return to the active roster, and Bour certainly needs some time to re-acclimate to the game after missing nearly a full month. In all likelihood, Bour’s return to the Marlins’ lineup will provide another power bat for the stretch run.