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Emilio Bonifacio | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.
Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Bonifacio has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right oblique and will return to a .261/.307/.340 batting line to go along with 13 steals and 29 runs scored over 61 games. Jul 22 - 3:28 PM

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Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has transferred his minor league rehab assignment to Double-A Tennessee.

Bonifacio went 3-for-10 with a walk and a run scored in three rehab games with the Arizona League Cubs. He should be ready to rejoin Chicago's active roster next week. The speedster has been on the disabled list since June 13 because of a strained right oblique.
Jul 16 - 5:11 PM

Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has gone 3-for-6 at the plate in his first two rehab games with the Arizona League Cubs.

He was the DH on Friday before playing second base Saturday. Cubs manager Rick Renteria wouldn't reveal a timetable for Bonifacio's return, but it shouldn't be long provided that he feels good. ‘‘That’s something that we need to make sure that we’re mindful of because intercostals and all those types of injuries can be chronic over the long haul — they can reoccur,’’ 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.’’
Jul 13 - 9:59 AM

Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Bonifacio has been on the disabled list for a week and a half due to a strained right oblique, and it appears that he hasn't made much progress. Obviously, a return when he's first eligible on Saturday isn't going to happen.
Jun 24 - 6:10 PM

There is no timetable for the return of Emilio Bonifacio after an MRI exam revealed a strained oblique.

The speedy utility man is likely to miss more than the minimum of 15 days as oblique strains can tend to linger. Junior Lake and Ryan Sweeney will continue to see increased playing time in his absence.
Jun 14 - 12:43 PM

Cubs placed OF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Bonifacio suffered the ailment in his first at-bat during Thursday's game. It's not clear at this point how long the speedster will be sidelined. Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the DL to take his spot on the roster and should see the bulk of the starts in center field.
Jun 13 - 3:55 PM

Emilio Bonifacio left Thursday's game against the Pirates with a right rib cage injury.

Bonifacio grounded out to shortstop leading off the game but got just one step out of the batter's box before collapsing to the ground in pain. The outfielder had to be helped off the field and was clearly uncomfortable. It's looking like a trip to the disabled list might be in order, but the Cubs will know more after they re-evaluate Bonifacio on Friday.
Jun 12 - 7:56 PM

Emilio Bonifacio left Thursday's game versus the Pirates in the first inning with an apparent foot injury.

Bonifacio grounded out to shortstop leading off the game but got just one step out of the batter's box before collapsing in pain. He had to be helped off the field while sporting a noticeable limp. Bonifacio likely has some sort of ankle or foot ailment, but we'll know more when the Cubs provide an update on his condition shortly.
Jun 12 - 7:32 PM

Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Bonifacio was also caught stealing for the fifth time in 18 attempts. The 29-year-old has struggled to keep up his torrid start, as Sunday's three-hit game was his first since he had four hits on May 12. Propped up by his hot hitting out of the gate, Bonifacio is still hitting .274/.321/.357 on the year.
Jun 8 - 6:46 PM

Emilio Bonifacio went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The stolen base was Bonifacio's 13th of the season, good for fourth-best in the National League. He's fallen well off his pace after a ridiculous first month -- after hitting .214 in May, Bonifacio's overall line sits at .270/.319/.346.
Jun 4 - 12:44 AM

Emilio Bonifacio is making his first start of the year at third base in Saturday's game against the Brewers.

Bonifacio has appeared in three games at third, but it's his first start there since he made five last year with the Royals. He's started 32 games in center and 14 at second base this year.
May 31 - 1:23 PM

Emilio Bonifacio became the first Cub since 1987 to score five runs in a game Monday against the Cardinals.

Bonifacio went 4-for-5 with a walk in the 17-5 rout. His five runs matched the high total in franchise history, last equaled by Jody Davis in 1987. Before that, Bill Madlock scored five times in a game in 1974. Those were the only two instances of a Cub scoring five runs since 1950. Overall, Bonifacio was the 41st player to get there since 2000. The last was Mark Trumbo last September.
May 13 - 12:27 AM

Emilio Bonifacio went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base against the White Sox on Tuesday.

The stolen base was Bonifacio's 11th of the year. His RBI single was one of the Cubs' four hits on the night, and it was his first hit in four games. The 29-year-old is still hitting .308 for the year.
May 7 - 12:50 AM

Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-6 with an RBI double and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

While Bonifacio hasn't been nearly as productive as he was to start the season, he's still hitting .337 and he stole his first base since April 20 -- his 10th of the season. He had struck out seven times in four games entering Wednesday. When he makes contact, Bonifacio is a pest; if he's not making contact, he's easy to handle, and therein lies his fantasy value.
Apr 30 - 11:01 PM

Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Reds on Tuesday.

Bonifacio has backed off his torrid pace somewhat since the start of the season, but the 29-year-old is still hitting .337 for the year. One thing that has cooled off is his stolen base production -- after stealing nine bases through his first 16 games, Bonifacio hasn't swiped a bag in his last seven games. A big part of his fantasy value lies in his stolen bases, so hopefully that aspect of his game comes back soon.
Apr 30 - 12:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa