Phillies place Justin Bour on waivers to clear roster space

Phillies place Justin Bour on waivers
According to sources, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed first baseman Justin Bour on waivers in an effort to open up a slot on the 40-man roster.

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia broke the news Wednesday, hinting at a potential roster shift for the Phillies.
The Phillies acquired Bour in August in a deal with the Miami Marlins. In 29 appearances with Philadelphia, he hit just .224 with a homer and five RBIs.

He has a ton of power but he's also limited defensively, and with the potential move of Rhys Hoskins back to first base the club viewed him as expendable.

The 30-year-old is a career .260 hitter with 84 homers spanning five seasons.

Waiving Bour leaves the Phillies with six open spots on the 40-man roster.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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