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Emilio Bonifacio | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-5 with a steal from the eighth spot in Atlanta's lineup on Saturday.
There's a good chance the Braves would have won tonight had Bonifacio been leading off in place of B.J. Upton (0-for-5, 3 K's). There's really no excuse for not hitting Bonifacio first when he's in the lineup. Aug 10 - 2:34 AM

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Emilio Bonifacio is making his Braves debut on Friday, playing right field and hitting eighth against the Padres.

Bonifacio is likely to be used as a super-utility type, seeing work all over the diamond while finding his way into the lineup on a fairly regular basis. His speed continues to make him a strong fantasy option.
Aug 1 - 7:02 PM

Braves acquired INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Cubs for C Victor Caratini.

Bonifacio has boosted his trade value since returning from the disabled list and owns a .279/.318/.373 batting line over 69 games this season to go along with 19 extra-base hits, 14 stolen bases, and 35 runs scored. It's not immediately clear how the Braves plan to use him, but he could push B.J. Upton to the bench at least some of the time.
Jul 31 - 5:16 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have acquired Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs.

The Cubs will receive catching prospect Victor Caratini in the deal. Bonifacio will be a jack-of-all-trades for the Braves, filling in at second base some and in the outfield. Russell gives them the left-handed reliever that they've been looking for.
Jul 31 - 4:31 PM

A source tells Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that the Royals aren't close to a deal for Emilio Bonifacio.

Bonifacio was on hug watch after his name was absent from a delayed Cubs starting lineup, and the Royals were reported as his expected destination. It still could happen, but right now there doesn't seem to be a ton of fire there. Bonifacio and his .279/.318/.373 line remain likely to be moved before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 30 - 7:44 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles and Giants are interested in Emilio Bonifacio.

Both clubs are looking for help against left-handed pitching, and Bonifacio is sporting an OPS over 1.000 from the right side of the plate this season. He's being paid $3.5 million this year and will be a free agent this winter and shouldn't cost a whole lot.
Jul 30 - 2:43 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio is "drawing interest."

It makes sense, as Bonifacio isn't part of the Cubs' long-term plans and he could be valuable on a contending team as a utility player. The speedster is batting .271/.312/.353 with 14 steals over 68 games this season. Heyman says that the Cubs also figure to shop left-handed relievers James Russell and Wesley Wright.
Jul 28 - 11:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin