The Marlins announced on Tuesday that first baseman Justin Bour has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle contusion. The club recalled catcher Tomas Telis from Triple-A New Orleans.
Bour, 29, missed over two months last year with an ankle injury. He suffered this ankle injury landing on first base awkwardly. Bour is tied for the league lead in home runs with 16. He’s also knocked in 40 runs while batting .295/.369/.589 across 214 plate appearances.
Tyler Moore figures to handle first base while Bour is sidelined.
A lot of people think they have a double walking around someplace on Earth. They may actually be right. We have an example of this in baseball and politics.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts looks a lot like Texas senator Ted Cruz. Or, since Ricketts is older, I guess Cruz looks like Ricketts. Either way, they could play brothers if someone put on, like, the worst ever production of some play about brothers.
If you’re not familiar with one or both of those guys, take a gander at the photo that was taken of the two of them in Washington this morning as the Cubs made the rounds with their World Series trophy:
Referring to Willson Contreras, of course, who has allowed 31 stolen bases to opponents while behind the dish. Coincidentally, Montero has allowed 31 stolen bases when he has played as well. Contreras has played in 24 more games than Montero, by the way.
I predict that, by around 3pm when the clubhouses open, we’ll see a public apology by Montero.