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Marlins move center fielder Emilio Bonifacio to second base

Jul 24, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

Nyjer Morgan, Emilio Bonifacio

Yesterday the Marlins traded starting second baseman Omar Infante to the Tigers and today they announced that Emilio Bonifacio will take over for him there after playing center field all season.

Bonifacio has plenty of experience all over the diamond, including nearly 500 career innings at second base, and the move would allow the Marlins to continue playing Justin Ruggiano every day even after Giancarlo Stanton returns from the disabled list to reclaim the right field job.

For now Ruggiano, Logan Morrison, and Austin Kearns or Greg Dobbs will likely see most of the outfield action.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    So they did have a back up plan in place.

  2. hittfamily - Jul 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I hate to burst Marlin’s fans bubble, but Justin Ruggiano sucks. He got off to an amazing start, but eventually Cinderella meets a foot fetishist and loses her life in an unfortunate pumpkin crushing incident.

    They will also be rocking the worst defensive outfield in baseball when Stanton returns though. Ruggs in center, Lomo in left, and Stanton in right. Yuck.

    • oltanya - Jul 24, 2012 at 6:21 PM

      Doesn’t sound much worse than Bay/Torres/Duda.

    • SortaSports - Jul 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      But probably not harder than you…

      • hittfamily - Jul 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

        cryptic messages from internet tough guys are the best!

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