Bonifacio goes back to the DL

PHOENIX –- For the third time this season, Emilio Bonifacio is headed to the disabled list. But the injury was not the same as the first two.

After Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Arizona, the Marlins placed Bonifacio on the 15-day DL with a right knee sprain.

Previously, he spent two stints with a sprained left thumb.

Manager Ozzie Guillen says the ailment shouldn’t require surgery, but the chance remains that he could miss the remainder of the season.

“If we’re not going anywhere, why are we going to take a chance for him to get hurt again?” Guillen said. “To go to Minor League rehab and do all kinds of stuff to come back. To me, it’s up to him. But why risk something that shouldn’t be risked?”

Replacing Bonifacio on the roster is lefty reliever Dan Jennings, who was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Joe Frisaro


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