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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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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com Emilio Bonifacio is drawing interest from many teams who he's previously played for.
Cotillo notes that the Blue Jays, Royals and Cubs "make sense" as potential landing spots for the utility player. Bonifacio batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and 26 steals over 110 games this season between the Cubs and Braves. Nov 14 - 1:18 PM

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According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Emilio Bonifacio has hired Gene Mato as his agent.

He was previously represented by Paul Kinzer. Bonifacio, an impending free agent, batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and 26 steals over 110 games this season between the Cubs and Braves.
Sep 30 - 3:56 PM

Emilio Bonifacio hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Bonifacio hit a solo shot off Cole Hamels to start off the game. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 29-year-old finishes the season with 47 runs scored and 26 steals between the Cubs and Braves.
Sep 28 - 5:37 PM

Emilio Bonifacio finished 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, an RBI single, and a stolen base as the Braves defeated the Mets on Thursday.

Bonifacio hadn't done much at the plate since joining the Braves at the deadline, as Thursday's effort is only his third multi-hit game as a Brave. He added some insurance for the Braves with an eighth-inning RBI triple to make it 2-0 and later scored the Braves' third run. He made it 6-1 with an RBI single in the ninth. Including his time with the Cubs, Bonifacio is slashing .283/.321/.369 with 20 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
Aug 28 - 9:46 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Phil Gosselin
3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Evan Gattis
2Ryan Doumit
3Zoilo Almonte
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5David Hale
6Tyrell Jenkins
7Williams Perez
8Yean Carlos Gil
9Chien-Ming Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3David Carpenter
4James Russell
5Shae Simmons
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Jaime
8Chasen Shreve
9Jim Johnson
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Michael Kohn
12Ian Thomas
13Brandon Cunniff
14Donnie Veal