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Cubs CF Bonifacio leaves game with rib injury

Chicago Cubs CF Emilio Bonifacio leaves game against Pittsburgh with rib injury
Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:07 p.m.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago Cubs centerfielder Emilio Bonifacio has left Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a rib injury.

Bonifacio stumbled out of the batter’s box and fell to the ground after hitting a routine grounder to first to start the game. Bonifacio lay still for several minutes before being helped to the dugout by team personnel.

Chris Coghlan replaced Bonifacio’s spot in the batting order and Junior Lake moved from left field to center.

Bonifacio began the day hitting .425 (17 of 40) against the Pirates this season.

 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada pauses on the mound after walking St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the fifth inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Updated at 1:12 a.m.
 Chicago Cubs' Chris Valaika, left, is safe at home as St. Louis Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski attempts the tag during the second inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Updated on Aug. 30, 2014 at 5:19 p.m.
 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a two-run double against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

Updated on Aug. 29, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.
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