Marlins Looking For Help Following Bonifacio Injury

The Marlins announced today that Emilio Bonifacio will miss 4-6 weeks due to left thumb surgery, and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter) that the team is looking at "possible outside fits" to replace him. Bryan Petersen has been playing center field in the meantime.

Bonifacio, 27, was hitting .268/.351/.315 in 170 plate appearances before getting hurt. He still leads the league with 20 steals (in 21 chances) despite not playing for nearly a week. As the Red Sox have shown during their rash of injuries, the market for outfield help isn't great the moment. Boston acquired Marlon Byrd and Scott Podsednik in separate trades in recent weeks to cover for injuries.


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  1. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Aubrey Huff plays a mean LF! 😀

  2. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    Hey so I heard that there’s a guy in the Bay Area that’s been pushed off of his natural position to LF, he could probably be had cheaply (in terms of prospects), mostly just salary relief is needed, that’s all…

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      He’s also really fast, like Bonifacio was! 

  3. Jeff Francoeur will take some naked BP with everyone. Team Unity!

  4. Colin Christopher 3 years ago

    I’d hate for KC to trade Francoeur, because we love him here, but if they can get young pitching prospects of any value then they probably need to look into this.

  5. robhussle 3 years ago

    Are Denard Span or Gerardo Parra possible?

  6. mgsports 3 years ago

    Lind?
    Kevin Youklis?
    Sanchez to RF and Stanton to CF?

  7. Hmmmm….need an OF?  We’ve got a guy named Soriano you might be interested in…

  8. sfrankland 3 years ago

    gorkys hernandez for gaby sanchez. 

  9. This is what happens when your OPS is .666

  10. BurtisHB 3 years ago

    What would it take to get Bourjos from the Angels?

  11. Blue387 3 years ago

    Figgins, clap clap, Figgins.

  12. bigpat 3 years ago

    You can have Alex Presley or Jose Tabata… 

    • captainkid 3 years ago

      Presley for Sanchez?

      • bigpat 3 years ago

        I’d agree with it from Pittsburgh’s persepective but not sure if Miami would. Sanchez was pretty solid the past two seasons. 

  13. daveineg 3 years ago

    Tony Plush could be had.

  14. chicothekid 3 years ago

    Jason Bay could be had for a bag of balls, but Andres Torres could be had for a lousy prospect.

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