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Cubs CF Bonifacio leaves game with rib injury

Photo: Gene J. Puskar

Chicago Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio lies on the ground after collapsing coming out if the batter's box during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Bonifacio was helped to the dugout and left

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.

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