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Emilio Bonifacio | Outfielder | #94

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ

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Diamondbacks signed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract.
The deal will give Arizona some infield depth with Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed injured and Ketel Marte away following the death of his mother. Bonifacio was let go by the Braves early last month after batting just .132 (5-for-38) over 38 games. Mon, Jul 31, 2017 12:06:00 PM

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Braves designated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio for assignment.

It's a move that's overdue. Bonifacio, 32, has hit just .171/.210/.211 for the Braves over the last two seasons.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio (illness) hit a pinch-hit RBI sac fly in the Braves' defeat of the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

His flyout to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning plated Kurt Suzuki from third base and increased Atlanta's lead to 7-3. Bonifacio was kept away from his Braves teammates on Tuesday due to the flu, but he is apparently symptom-free now.
Thu, May 18, 2017 08:43:00 AM

Emilio Bonifacio will be unavailable for Tuesday's game due to illness.

Bonifacio is battling flu-like symptoms and the Braves have told him to stay at the hotel just in case he's contagious. Bartolo Colon made an early exit from Monday's start due to illness, so something could be going around right now.
Tue, May 16, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Bonifacio is now officially on the Braves' 40-man roster. The 31-year-old hasn't done much in the majors over the past couple of seasons, but checks some boxes for the Braves as a switch-hitter with speed who has experience between the infield and the outfield.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:40:00 AM

Emilio Bonifacio has made the Braves' Opening Day roster.

Bonifacio, a non-roster player, batted .260/.315/.360 with one homer and three steals over 20 games this spring. He'll bring some speed and versatility to the Braves' bench.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:06:00 AM

Emilio Bonifacio whiffed all three times up Friday against the Tigers.

He's hitting .234/.294/.319 in 47 at-bats. Bonifacio is the Braves' most logical internal option for the last spot on their bench, but there should be at least a couple of better choices hitting the waiver wire before the end of the spring.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-2 and homered to give the Braves their lone run Friday against the Red Sox.

Bonifacio is in the running for the last spot on the Braves' bench, and he's off to a 4-for-9 start in camp. He'd have a pretty good chance of making the Braves as they're currently set up, but one imagines they'll take a close look at waiver wire options towards the end of the spring. They could also sign Kelly Johnson or maybe even take a look at Brett Lawrie.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a run scored against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He singled home a run in the 5th inning and hit a ground-rule double to drive in another run in the eighth inning. The 31-year-old will try to make the team as a backup outfielder. He hit .211/.268/.211 in 24 games with the Braves last year.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Braves re-signed 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Bonifacio returns to the Braves after getting a brief shot with them in 2016, when he hit just .211/.268/.211 over 43 plate appearances. He'll compete for a utility job.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The veteran speedster will provide bench depth for the Braves over the final two weeks of the season. He's hitting a paltry .129/.206/.129 in 36 plate appearances with the Braves this season. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 10:03:00 AM

Braves sent INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Bonifacio cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He can elect free agency if he wants, although he might be best off sticking around since the talent-deficient Braves could give him another shot eventually.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 08:36:00 AM

Braves designated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio for assignment.

Bonifacio went 4-for-31 (.129) with zero extra-base hits during his three-week stay at the major league level. Gordon Beckham was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves previously intended to call up Bonifacio back in May, but he wasn't eligible to join the active roster at that time due to a technicality. However, he's finally up with the big club now that Mallex Smith (thumb) is headed to the disabled list. The 31-year-old was batting .270/.321/.319 with 23 steals over 57 games this season in Triple-A. His speed makes him worth watching in deeper fantasy leagues, but it's unclear how much he'll play.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Due to a rule technicality, Emilio Bonifacio has not had his contract purchased by the Braves yet.

The Braves had already announced the move but had to rescind it because it hasn't been 30 days since he was released. Bonifacio will be eligible for activation on Saturday. Chris Withrow was optioned and has already left the club, so it appears Atlanta will play a man short Sunday.
Sun, May 1, 2016 11:55:00 AM

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