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Emilio Bonifacio expects to rejoin the Marlins in a week

Aug 12, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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From beat writer Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post comes word that Marlins second baseman Emilio Bonifacio is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads and could be back in the major leagues next Sunday if all goes well.

Bonifacio has been on the 15-day disabled list since the first week of August with a sprained left thumb.

The 27-year-old was batting .261/.335/.321 with one home run and 30 steals in 264 plate appearances.

Miami enters play this afternoon with a 52-62 record — 19 games back of the Nationals in the NL East.

  1. scratchnsniffnblog - Aug 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Excellent news. I can’t wait to see him do his best Tom Hanks impression as he is marooned on second after a lead-off single and a stolen base. Willllllssssoooonnnn!

    • Old Gator - Aug 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      He’s used to it by now. Frankly, I’m kinda amazed that the film’s producers didn’t seek to merchandize half-deflated volleyballs with bloody handprints on them. Might’ve been a bigger draw than a Tom Hanks bobblehead.

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