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Reyes, Bonifacio flip flop at top as Guillen shakes up struggling Marlins lineup

Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, looking to jump start an anemic offense that's produced just six runs and has hit .150 during a six-game losing streak, has shaken up the lineup a little heading into Saturday night's game against Arizona.

Jose Reyes, who hit .205 as the Marlins lead-off hitter over the team's first 18 games, has been flip-flopped with Emilio Bonifacio at the top. Reyes will hit in the second spot. He's hit there 47 times in his career, posting an average of .317 (58x183), eight doubles, three triples, two home runs and 10 RBI.

Second baseman Omar Infante, meanwhile, who collected one of the Marlins' three hits Friday, is sitting out. So, too, is Giancarlo Stanton, who is still looking for home run number 1 after a career-worst stretch of 93 at-bats. Greg Dobbs will start in his place in right.

THE LINEUP: 1. Emilio Bonifacio 2B; 2. Jose Reyes SS; 3. Hanley Ramirez 3B, 4. Logan Morrison LF; 5. Gaby Sanchez 1B; 6. Greg Dobbs RF; 7. Brett Hayes C; 8. Chris Coghlan CF; 9. Anibal Sanchez P.

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Demo

It be nice if we had Michael Stanton instead of Giancarlo Stanton

laurelbowie

The real story here is that Infante is hurt again and won't be in the lineup for a few days — at least a few days, they say. What next, huh?

Flagstafffishfan

Ozzie is clearly guessing. He has no idea what to do as a manager to help his ball club. A few more weeks of this and they can forget about September. It's clear Ozzie can't manage in the NL either. He talks about the running game and moving runners not happening, Hanley might as well sit with Giancarlo cuz he cannot hit, his chops look good though. Ian Kennedy is good but not this good. They had him on the ropes but simply cannot hit. Bouncers and pop flys.

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