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Emilio Bonifacio | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 25 - 8:00 PM

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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.
Aug 18 - 8:47 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.
Aug 16 - 11:43 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.
Aug 14 - 12:23 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.
Aug 11 - 4:37 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.
Jul 29 - 3:16 PM

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 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

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