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Emilio Bonifacio | Second Baseman | #64

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
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Braves signed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year contract.
Bonifacio got a major league deal even after hitting just .167/.198/.192 in 47 games in the majors. He'll be used in a utility role with the Braves. Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:53:00 PM

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According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Braves have signed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year major league contract, pending a physical.

Bonifacio recorded just 13 hits in 78 at-bats with the White Sox in 2015, slashing an uninspiring .167/.198/.192 with four RBI. He was released in mid-August before signing a minor league deal with the Cubs a week later, but he didn't see major league time with Joe Maddon's crew in the final month of the season. He figures to serve as a bench utility piece for the Braves.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Cubs signed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract.

Bonifacio was released by the White Sox last week after batting just .167/.198/.192. He figures to serve mainly as a pinch-runner for the Cubs next month.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:00:00 PM

White Sox released INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio.

He was designated for assignment on Sunday and passed through waivers easily. Some team could give Bonifacio a look now that he can be had on the cheap, but he's hit just .167/.198/.192 this season.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:47:00 PM

White Sox designated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio for assignment.

It's been a brutal season for the utilityman, as he sports a hideous .167/.198/.192 batting line after inking a $4 million deal with the White Sox last offseason. Bonifacio will clear waivers and some team will pick him up now that he can be had at the minimum salary.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 11:43:00 AM

White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.

Bonifacio missed the last two weeks with a strained left oblique. The utility player is batting just .169/.200/.195 over 45 games this season.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.

Bonifacio has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a left oblique strain. It sounds like he will be ready to return to the White Sox by early next week.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:37:00 PM

White Sox placed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Bonifacio suffered the injury during Tuesday's game and will need a few weeks of downtime. Leury Garcia has replaced him on the roster.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio exited Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left rib injury.

Bonifacio was nailed with a ground ball. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 08:32:00 PM

White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list.

He had been away since Thursday. Leury Garcia has been optioned to clear room on the roster for Bonifacio.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 11:06:00 AM

White Sox placed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio on the bereavement list.

Bonifacio will get a couple days off following a death in the family. Leury Garcia was called up from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio used his speed to generate the White Sox lone run in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Cubs.

The two sides were locked in a scoreless battle heading into the eighth inning. Bonifacio was hit by a Hector Rondon offering to begin the inning then promptly swiped second base. After advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt, he scampered home on a sacrifice fly off the bat of J.B. Shuck to provide the margin of victory. While he hasn't played much this season, it's quite surprising that it was just his first stolen base of the season.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 07:02:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio "is the first White Sox player available" in a trade.

Heyman notes that the disappointing White Sox "are starting to think about selling." Bonifacio has been arguably the worst hitter in baseball this season with a sickly .167/.191/.182 batting line, but his versatility and speed would surely be attractive to a contending club looking to improve its bench.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:42:00 AM

White Sox signed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year, $4 million contract with a $4 million club option for 2016.

The deal was agreed to Monday and then finalized Thursday after Bonifacio passed his pre-signing physical. Bonifacio batted just .259/.305/.345 in 110 games last season between the Cubs and Braves, but he has good speed and can play all over the diamond defensively. He'll likely play primarily at second base in Chicago and should carry a good amount of fantasy value as a base-stealing threat.
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 03:16:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with utilityman Emilio Bonifacio.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the deal includes a club option for 2016. Bonifacio will probably be asked to play second base for the White Sox, but he's capable of handling just about every position on the diamond. The 29-year-old batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs and 26 stolen bases in 110 games this past season between the Cubs and Braves. He should again carry fantasy value as a base-stealing threat in 2015.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 09:10:00 AM

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