Justin Bour hits the DL, Andrew Knapp recalled
The Philadelphia Phillies have posted a less than ideal 9-11 record thus far in the month of August as they continue to fight for a playoff spot in the final stretch of the season. The Phillies acquired a few players after the trade deadline in order to help boost their offensive depth, but Wilson Ramos is nursing a sore wrist and now Justin Bour is headed to the disabled list.
Bour told Todd Zolecki of Phillies.com that he felt his left oblique grab on his final swing of Wednesday night's game against the Nationals. He went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the Phillies' deflating 8-7 loss in our nation's capitol. In 22 plate appearances since joining the team, Bour has a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored.
Taking Bour's roster spot will be catcher Andrew Knapp. The Phillies sent Knapp to Triple-A after acquiring Wilson Ramos. Since Ramos is dealing with a minor wrist injury, Knapp will provide some catching insurance behind Alfaro, in case anything were to happen to him. Knapp went 2-for-7 with a double in two games with the Ironpigs.
Also heading to the disabled list is right-hander Edubray Ramos. Ramos is dealing with a blister on his right hand. Newly-acquired southpaw Luis Avilán will take his roster spot for now.
The Phillies look to salvage one game from their three-game set in Washington on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. as Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer go head-to-head.
Brandon Apter is a Sixers contributor to 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23.