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Emilio Bonifacio (ribs) to DL

The Chicago Cubs placed infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list and activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney on Friday.

Bonifacio, 29, injured himself while leading off the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. He hit a ground ball to the shortstop but immediately went down after swinging. He was helped off the field with a rib cage injury. Bonifacio was slumping after a hot start to the season, hitting .266 overall.

Sweeney, 29, has been out of the lineup since early May after injuring his hamstring. He was in the midst of a rehab assignment with Single-A Kane County when Bonifacio went down. He's hitting .200 in 20 games this season.

Sweeney is in the lineup batting second on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.