Bour is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Bour went 1-for-3 in his return from the disabled list Friday, but he'll head to the bench for Saturday's contest as the Marlins ease him back into action. J.T. Realmuto will cover first base in his stead, with A.J. Ellis stepping in behind the dish.
Bour (oblique) was activated from the DL on Friday. Bour has been out since July 24, but is ready to return to action following his lengthy absence. Prior to getting hurt, Bour had been in the midst of a great season. Over 87 games he's hitting .289/.366/.548 with 21 home runs and 63 RBI. Now that he's back in full health, he should return to his regular spot at first base in the Marlins' lineup.
Bour (oblique) is a candidate to rejoin the Marlins as early as Friday, MLB.com reports. Bour has been on the DL since July 25 due to an oblique strain, but recently began a rehab assignment with High-A Jacksonville. He's since played three games for the Jumbo Shrimp, going a combined 3-for-9 at the plate. Bour even homered in the Double-A playoffs Sunday, and intends to be back in the lineup Thursday. Should he play a full nine innings without issue, a Friday activation is possible, and it should occur at some point in the four-game series in Atlanta regardless.
Bour (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Bour has been sidelined since July 24 with the oblique injury, so the Marlins would likely want him to appear in multiple games with Jacksonville before feeling comfortable with activating him from the 10-day disabled list, perhaps as soon as next week. With a .289 average and 21 home runs in 339 plate appearances prior to hitting the DL, Bour's likely return in September would provide a jolt to the Marlins' fading playoff hopes, as the team has sorely missed his power production at first base. Neither Tomas Telis nor Tyler Moore has been able to consistently give the Marlins competitive at-bats at the position since Bour was shut down with the injury.
Bour (oblique) took a few swings in batting practice before Monday's game, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. The Marlins are running out of time to send Bour on a minor-league rehab assignment, but with Double-A Jacksonville leading the Southern League's South division and likely headed for the playoffs beginning next Wednesday, the organization could have the first baseman join the affiliate for the postseason before being activated from the DL. Bour was enjoying a career year before getting hurt in late July, posting a .914 OPS through 87 games. He sits just two homers shy of his personal best.
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