Bonifacio likely done for year
WASHINGTON — Emilio Bonifacio likely is done for the season.
The Marlins second baseman re-injured his left thumb in the ninth inning on Friday in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Washington.
A tearful Bonifacio had an X-ray taken after the game, and manager Ozzie Guillen doesn’t expect him back this season.
Bonifacio had surgery on the same thumb on May 25, after initially tearing ligaments in it on May 18 at Cleveland. He was on the disabled list from May 18 until July 13.
“When he was on the ground, I knew something was bad,” Guillen said. “I just saw it right away. Same thumb. Same injury. I don’t expect him back this year.”
Bonifacio injured his thumb why making a diving, backhanded attempt on Michael Morse’s two-out single in the ninth inning.
The Marlins are expected to select the contract of Nick Green from Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday.
Bonifacio had an RBI single and stole his 30th base in the game.
– Joe Frisaro