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Emilio Bonifacio | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Jul 29 - 3:16 PM

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Emilio Bonifacio exited Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left rib injury.

Bonifacio was nailed with a ground ball. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday.
Jul 28 - 8:32 PM

White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list.

He had been away since Thursday. Leury Garcia has been optioned to clear room on the roster for Bonifacio.
Jul 26 - 11:06 AM

White Sox placed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio on the bereavement list.

Bonifacio will get a couple days off following a death in the family. Leury Garcia was called up from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jul 23 - 1:35 PM

Emilio Bonifacio used his speed to generate the White Sox lone run in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Cubs.

The two sides were locked in a scoreless battle heading into the eighth inning. Bonifacio was hit by a Hector Rondon offering to begin the inning then promptly swiped second base. After advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt, he scampered home on a sacrifice fly off the bat of J.B. Shuck to provide the margin of victory. While he hasn't played much this season, it's quite surprising that it was just his first stolen base of the season.
Jul 10 - 7:02 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio "is the first White Sox player available" in a trade.

Heyman notes that the disappointing White Sox "are starting to think about selling." Bonifacio has been arguably the worst hitter in baseball this season with a sickly .167/.191/.182 batting line, but his versatility and speed would surely be attractive to a contending club looking to improve its bench.
Jun 19 - 11:42 AM

White Sox signed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio to a one-year, $4 million contract with a $4 million club option for 2016.

The deal was agreed to Monday and then finalized Thursday after Bonifacio passed his pre-signing physical. Bonifacio batted just .259/.305/.345 in 110 games last season between the Cubs and Braves, but he has good speed and can play all over the diamond defensively. He'll likely play primarily at second base in Chicago and should carry a good amount of fantasy value as a base-stealing threat.
Jan 8 - 3:16 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with utilityman Emilio Bonifacio.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the deal includes a club option for 2016. Bonifacio will probably be asked to play second base for the White Sox, but he's capable of handling just about every position on the diamond. The 29-year-old batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs and 26 stolen bases in 110 games this past season between the Cubs and Braves. He should again carry fantasy value as a base-stealing threat in 2015.
Jan 5 - 9:10 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:18:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 03:56:00 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.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:37:00 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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 09:46:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:34:00 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.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 07:02:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones