Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 2/23/12
The Marlins’ front office spent much of the offseason extolling the new speed component atop the batting order after pairing Jose Reyes with Emilio Bonifacio. Upon his arrival Thursday, Reyes expressed excitement about setting the table along with his friend and fellow Dominican countryman, saying: “It’s going to be exciting. I think we’re going to put some pressure for the other team. Me and Boni get on base, we know what Hanley [Ramirez] can do and the other guys behind Hanley, too. I can’t wait to get on the field and try to bring my energy.” Manager Ozzie Guillen might have other ideas. Asked about his lineup, Guillen said he hadn’t settled on anything yet. He reeled off Bonifacio, Reyes, Ramirez, Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez, Omar Infante and John Buck. Guillen then added he was debating whether to bat Infante second, which presumably means Bonifacio would slide down to seventh. The right-handed hitting Infante has logged more career at-bats in the two-hole (824) ...
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