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Marlins place Giancarlo Stanton on DL following surgery, activate Emilio Bonifacio

Jul 13, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

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It’s not quite a fair tradeoff, but the Marlins lost an outfielder to the disabled list and gained an outfielder from the DL. And it might be the best combination of never ever linked in the same transaction.

Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the DL after undergoing knee surgery that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks and Emilio Bonifacio returns from the DL after missing the past two months with a thumb injury that required surgery.

Bonifacio showed almost zero power before the injury, but got on base at a .351 clip and went 20-for-21 stealing bases as Miami’s everyday center fielder. Stanton underwent surgery on July 8, so today’s move simply made his DL stint official. He’ll be out for 4-6 weeks.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Bonny will make a difference in the Feesh offense; he’ll up the number of runners they leave stranded in scoring position every game. Hey, the way the Rainbow Warriors are playing lately, every statistical improvement will make Slobbering Ozzie look better somehow.

  2. plmathfoto - Jul 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    This should have clearly stated almost a week after surgery, and the cheap Marlins refused to make the move last Sunday, so they were one player short.

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