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Emilio Bonifacio | Outfielder | #64

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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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. May 18 - 8:43 AM

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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.
May 16 - 3:05 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.
Mar 28 - 9:40 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.
Mar 28 - 9:06 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.
Mar 24 - 5:54 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.
Mar 3 - 5:13 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.
Feb 25 - 6:04 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

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.
Sun, May 1, 2016 09:39:00 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.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jason Motte
10Jacob Lindgren
11Armando Rivero
12Sam Freeman