MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Marlins expected to field a one-two base running punch with Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio this year, but injuries have prevented that. Now, Bonifacio has been shut down the year, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The centerfielder told reporters Tuesday that he will not play again this season. Bonifacio has battled problems with his thumb for most of the year and played in a total of just 64 games this season.

Bonifacio started out the season playing well swiping 30 bases and only getting caught three times. However, his average dropped from .296 last season to just .258 in his 64 games this year.

The Marlins are using a platoon of Justin Ruggiano and Gorkys Hernandez at centerfield in Bonifacio’s absence.


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