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Marlins place Emilio Bonifacio on 15-day DL

    PHOENIX -- Emilio Bonifacio is returning to the disabled list for the third time this season, only this time it's for a new injury. Bonifacio was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained right knee, which he believes he injured in Tuesday's game while making a throw from the outfield.

     "Unbelievable," Bonifacio said. "I've never been on the disabled list my whole career."

     Bonifacio, who has already made two trips to the DL with a thumb ligament injury, had a MRI early Wednesday and was hopeful the injury to his knee would not sent him back a third time. Manager Ozzie Guillen said he would just as soon shut Bonifacio down for the rest of this season and have him ready to go for spring training.

     But Bonifacio said he would like to play again this season.

     "The good news is I don't need surgery," he said.

     Immediately after placing Bonifacio on the DL, the Marlins called up left-handed reliever Dan Jennings, who will be available for the second game of today's doubleheader.

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     After reaching base in nine consecutive plate appearances, Donovan Solano's streak ended in the first game of the doubleheader when he struck out in the eighth. Solano just missed matching the club record of 10 straight, which is shared by Cameron Maybin (2008), Juan Encarnacion (2005) and Derrek Lee (2002).

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     Catcher John Buck was impressed with starting pitcher Jacob Turner, who made his Marlins debut in the 3-2 loss to Arizona. Turner gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to Aaron Hill, but held the Diamondbacks to four hits over six innings, striking out five and issuing no walks.

     "I think he's going to be one of those guys who keeps you in the game and eats a lot of innings," Buck said. "I feel like he can get through a lineup pretty quick, and turn that lineup over without getting to too many pitches."

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