"That's something that we need to make sure that we're mindful of, because those types of injuries can be chronic over the long haul, can re-occur," Renteria said. "We're going to take it as slowly as we have to or as quickly as we have to; it just depends on how he's moving along."
Bonifacio is currently on the 15-day disabled list, and he has up to 20 days to work his way back onto the Major League roster.
"We'll just see where he's at on a daily basis and see how he's progressing and if he's pain free or if his strength is good, get him back into baseball fitness shape. There are a lot of factors. Thankfully, he's moving along fine.
Bonifacio, 29, hit leadoff for the Cubs in 56 of 61 games this year. He's compiled a .310 on-base percentage and batted .266 with a homer, 16 RBIs and 14 extra-base hits. He primarily played center field, but he also saw action at second base in 22 games.
Daniel Kramer is an associate reporter for MLB.com.