Boni to DL, Coghlan, Solano called up
CLEVELAND — Rather than take any risks on Emilio Bonifacio’s sprained left thumb, the Marlins on Sunday morning placed the center fielder on the 15-day disabled list.
The transaction is retroactive to Saturday.
The decision came a day after an MRI revealed no fracture to Bonifacio’s thumb, which was jammed while he was attempting to steal second base on Friday night. Bonifacio leads the Majors with 20 steals.
The Marlins on Sunday recalled outfielder Chris Coghlan and selected the contract of infielder Donovan Solano. Both are getting the call up from Triple-A New Orleans.
Coghlan, on Miami’s Opening Day roster, was optioned to New Orleans on April 29. In 16 games with the Zephyrs, he batted .275 with six doubles and seven RBIs.
Coghlan provides outfield depth.
Solano, a 24-year-old from Colombia, was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Cardinals in 2005. This is the first time he has been called up to the big leagues.
Signed to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Marlins’ Spring Training, the infielder impressed manager Ozzie Guillen and the staff in the spring.
In 36 games with the Zephyrs, he batted .262 with seven doubles, a triple and 14 RBIs.
Solano has been hot lately, riding a five-game hitting streak, and he’s 8-for-19 in that span.
– Joe Frisaro