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Emilio Bonifacio | Outfielder | #64

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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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. Dec 9 - 5:18 PM

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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.
Sep 17 - 10:03 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.
Jul 10 - 8:36 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.
Jul 7 - 3:49 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.
Jun 21 - 3:16 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.
May 1 - 11:55 AM

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

Bonifacio was off to a .333/.384/.379 start at the plate with 10 steals for Gwinnett. The 31-year-old utility player will back up at a variety of positions.
May 1 - 9:39 AM

Emilio Bonifacio is expected to rejoin the Braves on Monday.

With the rain out on Saturday, the Braves are afforded the luxury of skipping the fifth starter spot in their rotation which could prompt them to return to a 12-man pitching staff and carry Bonifacio in a utility role at least for a few days.
Apr 30 - 12:21 PM

Braves re-signed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract.

He was designated for assignment after failing to make the Opening Day roster but will stick around in the organization. Bonifacio could get a look if Ender Inciarte (hamstring) needs a disabled list stint.
Apr 10 - 10:49 AM

Braves designated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio for assignment

The 30-year-old had hoped to crack the Opening Day roster in a utility role, but wound up losing out to Gordon Beckham and Kelly Johnson. He could attract some interest on waivers from teams looking for bench depth.
Apr 2 - 9:43 AM

Emilio Bonifacio homered and walked Friday as the Braves edged the Marlins 6-5.

Bonifacio was a disaster with the White Sox last year, but he's been a pretty useful utilityman otherwise in his career. He's batting .303/.343/.424 in 33 at-bats this spring.
Mar 18 - 4:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Sean Rodriguez
2Jace Peterson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Bartolo Colon
5Jaime Garcia
6Aaron Blair
7Matt Wisler
8Williams Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Jose Ramirez
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Shae Simmons
9Paco Rodriguez
10Daniel Winkler
11Josh Collmenter
12Jacob Lindgren
13Jordan Walden
14Sam Freeman