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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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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

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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

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have acquired Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs.

The Cubs will receive catching prospect Victor Caratini in the deal. Bonifacio will be a jack-of-all-trades for the Braves, filling in at second base some and in the outfield. Russell gives them the left-handed reliever that they've been looking for.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:31:00 PM

A source tells Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star that the Royals aren't close to a deal for Emilio Bonifacio.

Bonifacio was on hug watch after his name was absent from a delayed Cubs starting lineup, and the Royals were reported as his expected destination. It still could happen, but right now there doesn't seem to be a ton of fire there. Bonifacio and his .279/.318/.373 line remain likely to be moved before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:44:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles and Giants are interested in Emilio Bonifacio.

Both clubs are looking for help against left-handed pitching, and Bonifacio is sporting an OPS over 1.000 from the right side of the plate this season. He's being paid $3.5 million this year and will be a free agent this winter and shouldn't cost a whole lot.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 02:43:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio is "drawing interest."

It makes sense, as Bonifacio isn't part of the Cubs' long-term plans and he could be valuable on a contending team as a utility player. The speedster is batting .271/.312/.353 with 14 steals over 68 games this season. Heyman says that the Cubs also figure to shop left-handed relievers James Russell and Wesley Wright.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:17:00 PM

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

Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Bonifacio has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right oblique and will return to a .261/.307/.340 batting line to go along with 13 steals and 29 runs scored over 61 games.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
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
7Scott Carroll
8Matt Albers
9Nate Jones