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Phillies acquire 1B Justin Bour from Marlins

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 12: Justin Bour #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 12, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– The Phillies made a surprise addition to open the weekend.

The team added 1B Justin Bour in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Friday, in exchange for minor league P McKenzie Mills.

At face value, the deal seems a bit confusing for the Philadelphia, who already has 1B Carlos Santana and 1B/LF Rhys Hoskins on the roster.

However, Bour is a left-handed bat that may be able to serve as a pinch hitter off the bench in clutch situations.

With 19 HR’s already this season, Bour also provides a power stroke that the team sought.