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Duluth's Green returns to majors with Marlins

Nick Green is back in the majors, the Miami Marlins becoming the Duluth graduate's eighth team.

The veteran infielder was promoted from Class AAA New Orleans on Saturday when the Marlins had to put Emilio Bonafacio on the disabled list after he reinjured his left thumb the night before at Washington.

"Obviously, I'm willing to play wherever and do whatever they ask me to do," Green told MLB.com. "Hopefully the guys can finish off strong. ... There is still something to gain from the season. If you can push through, it shows a lot of character for who's here. Hopefully we can do that."

Green, 33, was hitting .344 with 16 doubles, 12 homers and 47 RBIs for in 63 games after missing much of the first two months of the season with a foot injury.

The right-handed hitter spent all of last year in the minors, but saw time with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays in 2010.

Green broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 2004. He was traded to Tampa Bay the next spring and played with the New Yankees and Seattle before becoming the regular shortstop of Boston in 2009.