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Emilio Bonifacio scheduled for MRI on right knee

     PHOENIX -- The Marlins recovered from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5 in 10 innings tonight, but the news wasn't all good for victorious Miami. Emilio Bonifacio left the game in the second inning with what the team described as pain in his right knee, and manager Ozzie Guillen said afterward that Bonifacio would undergo a MRI on Wednesday to determine the exact nature of the injury.

     Bonifacio, who has already served two stints on the disabled list this season with a thumb ligament injury, was shaking his head as he walked out of the clubhouse in street clothes and said he didn't know how badly he was hurt. General manager Michael Hill said the Marlins have no plans to call up anyone at the moment and are awaiting the results of the MRI before deciding how to proceed.

      As a result, the Marlins will be a man short for Wednesday's doubleheader.

      Bonifacio struck out looking in the first inning and was involved in four separate defensive plays in the Arizona first, all without any noticeable effect. But Bonifacio was removed for pinch-hitter Gorkys Hernandez in the top of the second.

      "It started bothering him pretty bad," Guillen said. "I don't know if he did it when he threw the ball in the first inning. They told me Boni was in the trainer's room. I went to check him out and he couldn't play."

 

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