Ex-Angels 1B Bour to play subsequent season in Japan

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FILE PHOTO: July 14, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels pinch hitter Justin Bour (41) hits a single in opposition to the Seattle Mariners through the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Necessary Credit score: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities

Veteran first baseman Justin Bour has agreed to play subsequent season with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, in response to a report from the Japan Occasions.

The 31-year-old Bour is coming off a tough season by which he hit .172 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 52 video games with the Los Angeles Angels. He turned a free agent on the finish of the season.

Bour has belted 92 profession homers over elements of six seasons with the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Angels. The left-handed slugger has an .833 on-base plus slugging proportion in opposition to right-handers, however his OPS plummets to .630 in opposition to southpaws.

Hanshin wished to spice up its lineup after ending final in runs scored in Japan’s Nippon Skilled Baseball league, in response to the newspaper.

—Area Degree Media