Former Miami Marlins First Baseman Retires

After a six-year career that included a Top 5 finish in Rookie of the Year balloting, now at the age of 34, former Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels first baseman Justin Bour has officially retired from baseball. 

"There comes a time in every player's career when they know it’s time to hang them up. Today is that day for me. Thank you baseball and everyone that helped me along the way," wrote Bour in his Tweet.

Bour last played in the big leagues in 2019, with the Angels.

Bour began his career with a solid five seasons with the Marlins, topping the 20-HR mark three times, and batting .262 with an impressive .816 OPS in those seasons, and a 123 OPS+. He finished his career with 92 home runs, with a 116 OPS+. 

He's spent the last three years playing in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers, and in Korea with the LG Twins, and then wrapped things up with the Diablos Rojos in Mexico. 

He says that he'll now take the time to complete his degree at George Mason University, and spend lots of time with his family. In addition, he's looking forward to giving back to the game that has given me so much.

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