Bonifacio dropped to seventh in shuffled lineup

Bonifacio dropped to seventh in shuffled lineup

Bonifacio dropped to seventh in shuffled lineup
HOUSTON -- Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen juggled the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Emilio Bonifacio was dropped from second in the lineup to seventh. The center fielder is hitting .179 (7-for-39) over his last 10 games and entered Wednesday's game with 27 hits, all singles.

"Move him down and let him relax a little bit, that pressure to be on base and do stuff for the team," Guillen said. "Hopefully that will work for a couple of days and then go back to where he belongs. I think we have a better team with 'Boni' at the top of the lineup."

Donnie Murphy was inserted into the second spot in the lineup, at second base, giving Omar Infante the day off.

"I wanted to get Murphy some more at-bats," Guillen said.

And Greg Dobbs got the nod at first base for Gaby Sanchez, whose average following Tuesday night's 0-for-3 game slipped to .196 for the season.

"Most of the time, once a week you're going to see changes in the lineup, just to give a couple of guys a chance to swing the bat and stay sharp," Guillen said.