The Marlins are leaning toward sending Bour (ankle) out on a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports. While Bour is eligible to return as soon as Monday, he's still dealing with some soreness in his ankle and thus remains limited in his baseball activity, and he will ultimately need a few games in the minors to knock the rust off. It sounds like July 22 is the earliest possible date for Bour's return.
The MRI on Bour's ankle came back negative, MLB.com reports, but the team decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list rather then allow him to play through the injury. With the all-star break right around the corner the Marlins are taking an understandably conservative route with their emerging slugger, giving him an extended break to get back to full strength. Bour started the year slowly but is now up to 15 home runs and 46 RBI to go along with a .268/.347/.526 slash line over 213 at-bats. He's eligible to return to the active roster on July 18. Platoon-mate Chris Johnson and recently recalled Don Kelly should get the majority of playing time at first base while Bour is hobbled.
Bour (ankle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports. Bour had missed the Marlins' last three games, and he flew back to Miami on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on the ankle. The team is yet to comment on the results of the scan, but they were apparently discouraging enough to warrant a trip to the DL. The stint is backdated to July 3, so Bour will be eligible to return as early as July 18. In a corresponding move, the Marlins recalled Don Kelly from Triple-A.
Bour (ankle) was sent back to Miami on Tuesday to undergo an MRI, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Tuesday marks the third straight absence for Bour, who sustained an ankle injury during Saturday's game against Atlanta. The Marlins are hoping he'll be able to avoid a stint on the DL, and more information on that front figures to be available following the MRI. Miami closes out a three-game set in New York on Wednesday, and at this point it seems unlikely Bour will be available. The Marlins are then off Thursday before opening their final pre-All-Star break set back home Friday against the Reds.
Bour (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Tuesday will mark the third straight absence for Bour, who continues to nurse an ankle injury sustained during Saturday's game. As a result, Chris Johnson will again be the fill-in at first base, and he'll bat sixth in the lineup against the Mets' Steven Matz.