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Jorge Bonifacio | Outfielder | #38

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / KC
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Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Bonifacio socked a solo homer off Francisco Liriano with one out in the first inning, his 11th long ball of the season and bumped his RBI total to 26. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting to a .251/.308/.471 triple-slash on the season and has scored 29 runs in 192 at-bats. Jun 25 - 5:45 PM

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Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Bonifacio launched a two-run homer to dead center off Johnny Cueto in the third inning. He would come through against Cueto once more in the sixth inning courtesy of an RBI double. He had been struggling with the bat for the last week-plus, but might be starting to come out of that rut, having recorded four hits in nine at-bats over the last two days.
Jun 14 - 7:25 PM

Jorge Bonifacio collected two singles with a walk and three RBI in Tuesday's road win against the Giants.

Bonifacio needed this game, as he has really been struggling. He entered the game with just three hits over his past 27 at-bats (.111) with 16 strikeouts to drop his average from .288 to .255 since June 3. He'll need a couple more performances like this before he can be trusted again in deeper mixed leagues.
Jun 14 - 3:13 AM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-5 and hit his eighth homer Monday in the loss to the Astros.

Bonifacio has been the Royals' one real bright spot offensively this year, hitting .286 with eight homers in 38 games since his callup. He'll slump at some point, but it's starting to look like he'll deserve to stick as a regular.
Jun 6 - 1:02 AM

Jorge Bonifacio singled and double Tuesday against the Tigers.

He was one of only two players on either side in this one to reach base twice (teammate Whit Merrifield was the other). Bonifacio's free-swinging ways are sure to catch up to him eventually, but he's worth using in deeper mixed leagues for now.
May 30 - 11:26 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead two-run double, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s 6-4 victory over the Indians.

The go-ahead rally in the eighth was set up by an error from shortstop Francisco Lindor. Bonifacio has quietly been one of the Royals’ best hitters since his call-up last month, batting .272/.333/.489 with six home runs and 15 RBI over 29 games.
May 26 - 10:36 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went deep again Tuesday, swatting a two-run shot in the Royals' win over the Yankees.

Bonifacio just missed a homer when he flied out to the warning track in the second inning. After striking out in the fifth, he took Adam Warren deep in the seventh to the opposite field to give the Royals the lead. Bonifacio, who will turn 24 in a couple weeks, has now homered in four of his last five games.
May 23 - 10:16 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Bonifacio cracked home runs in two of the three games during the weekend series. Since being called up on April 21, the 23-year-old outfielder is hitting a respectable .270/.337/.446 with four homers and 10 RBI across 24 games played.
May 21 - 5:43 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Twins.

The homer was his third since his call-up and his first since May 1. All three of his homers have come off right-handers. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.346/.420 through his first 23 major league games. We don’t see the batting average sticking as long as he strikes out like this, but the at-bats should continue to be there.
May 20 - 1:03 AM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk versus the White Sox on Monday.

The Royals aren't going to be able to send down Bonifacio to make room for Jorge Soler; he's been their best hitter since his callup 10 days ago, posting a .956 OPS. Soler might get most of his time at DH until Bonifacio cools off, something that probably will happen rather soon.
May 1 - 11:20 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Bonifacio's home run was the first of his major league career. It came against a brand name, too, as he cracked it off Yu Darvish with two outs in the third inning. The 23-year-old outfielder should continue to see work in right field until Jorge Soler (oblique) is healthy enough to return to action. All signs are pointing toward Soler being close to a return before the end of the month.
Apr 23 - 6:28 PM

Jorge Bonifacio went 0-for-3 in his major league debut Friday against the Rangers.

Bonifacio was called up Friday with the struggling Raul Mondesi moving back down to Triple-A Omaha. This could be a quick stint for the 23-year-old, as Jorge Soler (oblique) homered in his first rehab game in Triple-A on Friday and could come off the disabled list next week.
Apr 22 - 12:47 AM

Royals recalled OF Jorge Bonifacio from Triple-A Omaha.

Bonifacio, 23, earned the promotion by batting .314/.386/.608 with three homers in his first 13 games for Omaha. He'll see starts in right field until Jorge Soler (oblique) is ready.
Apr 21 - 2:37 PM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Royals will recall Jorge Bonifacio prior to Friday's game in Texas.

The club hasn't confirmed the move yet, nor have they announced a corresponding move. The Royals could also recall Matt Strahm on Friday, which means they'd need to make a couple other moves. Sending down the struggling Raul Mondesi would seem to be a possibility.
Apr 21 - 1:35 PM

Royals optioned outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals talked about giving Bonifacio a real shot to compete for the starting job in right field, but that was before they brought in Jorge Soler and Brandon Moss. As a result, Bonifacio gets the heave-ho even though he's hit .414 with three homers, three doubles and just three strikeouts in 29 at-bats this spring.
Mar 17 - 12:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Jorge Soler
3Cheslor Cuthbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
7Matt Strahm
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Travis Wood
4Neftali Feliz
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Kevin McCarthy