Phillies ac­quire Bour from Mi­ami

Waterloo Region Record - - Sports -

PHILADEL­PHIA — Ma­jor League Base­ball’s Na­tional League Eastlead­ing Philadel­phia Phillies have ac­quired first base­man Justin Bour from the Mi­ami Mar­lins for a mi­nor-league player. Bour is bat­ting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He’s ex­pected to be a pinch hit­ter in Philadel­phia where Car­los San­tana is the start­ing first base­man in the first year of a $60-mil­lion, three­year con­tract. Bour has a .347 on-base per­cent­age. He hit .289 with 25 homers and 83 RBIs last sea­son. Sin­gle-A left-handed pitcher McKen­zie Mills goes to Mi­ami and the Phillies also re­ceived cash. The Phillies ac­quired in­fielder As­drubal Cabr­era and catcher Wil­son Ramos last month.

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