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.