Emilio Bonifacio of the Miami Marlins is helped off the field during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The Marlins infielder/outfielder's 2012 season has finally succumbed to injury.
Marlins center fielder/second baseman Emilio Bonifacio has had a rough year. He's been on the disabled list two different times with thumb injuries, and now has been out since mid-August with a knee problem.
With the Marlins far out of contention, Bonifacio has decided to call it a year:
Emilio Bonifacio said he won't play anymore this yr. Had hoped to play final weeks but is shutting it down to get healthy for '13 #Marlins— joe capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) September 4, 2012
Bonifacio played just 64 games this season, but got enough playing time for 30 stolen bases, which, even with that limited number of games, ranks fifth in the National League. Three of the four players ahead of him in that category have at least twice as many games played. Bonifacio hit .258/.330/.316 for an OPS+ of 77, so no matter who replaces him for the rest of the year, the Marlins will probably get better offensive production.
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