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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 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

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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

White Sox designated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio for assignment.

It's been a brutal season for the utilityman, as he sports a hideous .167/.198/.192 batting line after inking a $4 million deal with the White Sox last offseason. Bonifacio will clear waivers and some team will pick him up now that he can be had at the minimum salary.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 11:43:00 AM

White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.

Bonifacio missed the last two weeks with a strained left oblique. The utility player is batting just .169/.200/.195 over 45 games this season.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.

Bonifacio has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a left oblique strain. It sounds like he will be ready to return to the White Sox by early next week.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:37:00 PM

White Sox placed INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Bonifacio suffered the injury during Tuesday's game and will need a few weeks of downtime. Leury Garcia has replaced him on the roster.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Chase d'Arnaud
2Jace Peterson
3Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Alexi Ogando
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Bud Norris
7Ian Krol
8Joel de la Cruz
9Dario Alvarez
10Tyrell Jenkins
11John Gant
12Matt Marksberry
13Daniel Winkler
14Andrew McKirahan