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November 29, 2019 10:48 AM
Justin Bour: Heading to Japan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour signed a contract to play for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Bour struggled at the plate last season with just a .172/.259/.364 slash line, so it was unlikely that he would gain a spot on a major-league roster in 2020. The 31-year-old will get a chance to work in Japan, though it wouldn't be out of the question to see him return to the United States at some point if he can rediscover his potential.

October 28, 2019 05:20 PM
Justin Bour: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Bour endured a tough time in 2019, hitting just .172/.259/.364 with eight homers in 52 games. The 31-year-old has a solid .253/.337/.457 career slash line and could likely still play a role as at least a platoon option next season, but his poor 2019 campaign may require him to take a minor-league deal this winter.

September 1, 2019 10:44 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels recalled Bour from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out as a pinch hitter in his lone plate appearance.

Bour has crushed Triple-A pitching to the tune of a 1.104 OPS, but he was only playing in the Pacific Coast League in the first place because he mustered a .183/.269/.387 through 160 plate appearances with the Angels prior to being called up. Unless the Angels decide to shut down Albert Pujols and/or Shohei Ohtani at some point in September, Bour probably won't get many opportunities to improve upon his ugly season-long line.

July 17, 2019 07:12 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Bour will head back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Luke Bard, who was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move. The slugger showed some improvements at the plate during his most recent stint with the big club (.227/.271/.545 in 15 games), though he's still slashing just .183/.269/.387 on the season (160 plate appearances).

July 7, 2019 02:20 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Bour had started three of the past four games at first base but failed to record a hit in 12 at-bats. Albert Pujols recently overcame a minor undisclosed injury and looks on track to handle the bulk of the starts at first base now that he's ostensibly healthy again.

June 27, 2019 12:12 AM
Angels' Justin Bour: Homers twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

Bour hit a fastball for a solo home run in the fifth inning and added a three-run shot in the eighth inning for his first mult-home run game of the season. Since coming back from Triple-A, Bour has four home runs in 24 plate appearances. Overall, Bour has a .190/.272/.430 slash line this season.

June 15, 2019 06:20 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Homers for second straight day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Saturday.

Bour homered for the second straight day since his recall from the minors, and he provided the Angels with a 4-0 lead with his opposite-field shot off Charlie Morton. He now has six homers on the season, and the Angels are hoping he can improve upon his .170/.267/.368 slash line.

June 12, 2019 07:12 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Homers in return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

After an 18-game stint in the minors, Bour returned to the big leagues with a bang, launching a three-run shot to center field in the first inning. The blast would prove to be Bour's only hit of the game, and his pair of strikeouts suggest that he may not have eliminated his early-season struggles just yet. Though Bour has hit five homers in 102 at-bats, he has also whiffed 33 times and is batting a meager .167.

June 12, 2019 01:08 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Rejoins Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Bour was sent to Triple-A in mid-May after posting a .584 OPS through 30 games, but he's appeared to find his stroke in the minors with a .292/.400/.611 slash line. The 31-year-old will start at first base and bat fifth in his return to the majors.

May 15, 2019 03:56 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Banished to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake after Tuesday's loss to the Twins, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Bour started just two of seven games after Shohei Ohtani (elbow) returned from the injured list, and his .163/.268/.316 slash line and lack of defensive versatility made him an unappealing bench option. Albert Pujols and Ohtani should continue to handle the everyday duties at first base and designated hitter for the Angels, respectively.

May 9, 2019 11:52 AM
Angels' Justin Bour: Out for third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

The Angels are opposing a left-handed starter (Ryan Carpenter) for the third straight day, relegating Bour to the bench once again. It's clear at this point that Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols will serve as the team's designated hitter and first baseman, respectively, versus left-handed pitching, but it's less certain if Bour will find himself in the large side of a platoon with Pujols now that Ohtani is back from the 10-day injured list. Bour has historically crushed right-handed pitching, but he's hitting just .153/.238/.306 (50 wRC+) in those matchups in 2019. Pujols, meanwhile, sports a .197/.297/.342 (77 wRC+) line versus righties.

May 9, 2019 02:08 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Bour will stick on the bench for a second consecutive game with another lefty in Matthew Boyd toeing the rubber for the Tigers. With southpaw Ryan Carpenter slated to start for Detroit on Thursday, Bour may be stuck on the bench until Friday. Albert Pujols is starting at first base and hitting fifth.

May 7, 2019 04:36 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is not starting Tuesday against lefty Daniel Norris and the Tigers.

Shohei Ohtani's (elbow) return from the injured list pushes Albert Pujols into a platoon with Bour at first base. Bour could get the majority of the starts as the lefty in that pairing, but with three straight southpaws on tap this series, he may be stuck on the bench until Friday.

May 4, 2019 02:44 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is not starting Saturday against southpaw Wade Miley and the Astros.

Bour has only started twice against a lefty this season. Albert Pujols will be the first baseman Saturday, with Jonathan Lucroy serving as the designated hitter.

April 29, 2019 04:28 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Drops to eighth in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is batting eighth in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bour has served primarily as the No.3 hitter for the Angels this season but has struggled at the dish. Through 84 plate appearances, he has hit just .176/.274/.297 with two home runs. Brian Goodwin gets bumped up to third in the lineup in his place.

April 26, 2019 06:16 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register Friday against the Royals.

Bour is hitting jut .188/.291/.319 on the season. Mike Trout will be the designated hitter Friday, pushing Albert Pujols to first base.

April 25, 2019 01:52 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Bour was able to hit his second home run of the year Tuesday, a grand slam off Chad Green, but will head to the bench against lefty CC Sabathia. Bour has appeared in the lineup twice against lefties this season and should continue to have days off against southpaws going forward. Albert Pujols will get the start at first and hit cleanup while Kevan Smith will check into the lineup as the designated hitter.

April 24, 2019 03:20 AM
Angels' Justin Bour: Blasts grand slam in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Yankees.

His eighth-inning blast off Chad Green made things interesting, but the Angels couldn't complete the comeback even with Aroldis Chapman getting the night off. Bour has had a rough start to his Angels tenure, slashing .203/.311/.344 with only two homers and 10 RBI in 19 games.

April 22, 2019 05:12 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: On bench against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

As per usual, Bour will take a seat with a southpaw (J.A. Happ) toeing the rubber for the opposition. In his place, Albert Pujols will start at first base while Kevan Smith gets the nod at DH.

April 20, 2019 05:24 PM
Angels' Justin Bour: Takes seat versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bour is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

The Angels will withhold three of their lefty-hitting regulars (Bour, Tommy La Stella and Kole Calhoun) from the starting nine with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi on the mound. Albert Pujols will man first base Saturday while Kevan Smith checks into the lineup as the Angels' designated hitter.

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