Bonifacio, Morrison could return this season

NEW YORK — An MRI revealed some encouraging results for Emilio Bonifacio.

The Marlins second baseman didn’t sustain any further damage to his surgically-repaired left thumb.

Bonifacio went on the disabled list on Aug. 4, and the team is optimistic that he could be back in two to three weeks.

The speedster initially injured the thumb on May 18 at Cleveland, where he suffered ligament damage. Surgery was performed on May 25, and two pins were inserted. The pins were not damaged by his latest injury, which occurred in the ninth inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader at Washington.

Bonifacio basically tore some scar tissue when he made a diving attempt on Michael Morse’s infield single.

The Marlins also are hopeful that Logan Morrison, on the DL since July 29 with inflammation to his right knee, will be able to return this season.

Morrison traveled to Vail, Co., to be examined by Dr. Richard Steadman. Morrison has a right patellar tendon injury.

The Marlins believe Morrison won’t need surgery, and that with rest, he could return in this season.

Joe Frisaro


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