The Miami Marlins have placed 27-year old switch-hitting CF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19th due to a sprained left thumb. Bonifacio has played in 39 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 40 for 149 (.268 avg, .667 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 0 homers, 6 RBIs and a major league leading 20 stolen bases. 26-year old lefty swinging Bryan Petersen will likely replace Bonifacio in CF until he’s ready to return to action. Petersen has played in 9 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 2 for 11 (.182 avg, .490 OPS) with 3 runs scored. The Marlins have called up 24-year old righty swinging infielder Donovan Solano for his first taste of the majors. Solano has played in 36 games in AAA-ball so far this year for the Marlins and he is 37 for 141 (.262 avg, .653 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers, 14 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Solano has now played in 738 games in his first eight years in the minors and he is 664 for 2,550 (.260 avg, .633 OPS) with 302 runs scored, 10 homers, 222 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. The Marlins hope that Bonifacio returns from the D.L. when he’s first eligible in early June, because they are going to miss his speed at the top of the batting order.
UPDATE: (5/26/2012) - Bonifacio had surgery on his thumb and he will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks.