When Emilio Bonifacio went on the disabled list on Aug. 22, manager Ozzie Guillen said he expected the speedster to miss the remainder of the season.
Not much has changed on that front.
Bonifacio, who is resting a sprained right knee, is prepared to sit out the final month.
Gorkys Hernandez and Justin Ruggiano have been splitting time in center field since Bonifacio has been out.
Steve Cishek continues to save games, but Guillen still hasn't given the right-hander the title of "closer." Cishek likely will get first dibs on save chances, but Guillen is leaving open the option of using Heath Bell or Mike Dunn to log the final outs.
Bell signed a three-year deal in the offseason. Unless he is traded, the veteran will come into Spring Training with a chance to regain the closer's role.
"I hope and wish Bell is our closer next year," Guillen said. "That makes us a better ballclub."
In 2013, the Marlins radio market will expand. Programming on the Marlins' flagship station, 790 The Ticket, will also air on 104.3 FM.
Marlins games won't air on the FM station for the rest of this season. But next year in the South Florida market, listeners will have the choice to pick up games on either the AM or FM channels.
With the stronger FM signal, 104.3 can be picked up close to Orlando.